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SJPD Arrests 2 Suspects for 12-17-17 Homicide
Filed under Press Release, on 6/20/2018 4:30:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 17-361-0817
LOCATION: 2500 block of Van Winkle Lane, San Jose
VICTIM: Jose Mejia Diaz AGE: 22 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #1: Ruben Rodriguez AGE: 21 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #2: Julian Casillas AGE: 20 Years
ADDRESS: Salinas Resident
Suspect Ruben Rodriguez Suspect Julian Casillas


San Jose, Calif. - On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at about 8:47 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a person shot in the 2500 block of Van Winkle Lane in San Jose. Arriving officers located the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Follow-up investigation by homicide detectives led to the identification of suspects Ruben Rodriguez and Julian Casillas as being responsible for the murder of Jose Mejia Diaz. Murder warrants were obtained for both suspects who are currently in custody at the Santa Clara County Jail on unrelated cases.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken or Detective John Figone of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Spagnoli #2924
DATE: 6/20/18 TIME: 4:00 PM DATE: 6/20/18 TIME: 4:00 PM


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