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SJPD Arrest 2 Suspects for Attempted Murder & Additional Suspect for a Warrant
Filed under Press Release, on 9/14/2018 6:00:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Attempted Murder CASE NUMBER: 18-242-0548
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 
SUSPECT #1: Marco Antonio Alanis AGE: 18 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #2: Robert Luis Aguirre AGE: 19 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #3: Ceasar Roman Angel Cortez AGE: 26 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect #1: Marco Antonio Alanis Suspect #2: Robert Luis Aguirre
Suspect #3: Ceasar Roman Angel Cortez


San Jose, Calif. - On Thursday, August 30th, 2018, at approximately 1:56pm, San Jose police officers responded to a person shot in the area of Havana Drive and Tampa Way in San Jose.  Arriving officers found the juvenile victim had already been transported to a local hospital suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  The victims injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that two adult male suspects confronted the victim.  Both suspects produced handguns and fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him at least once.  Patrol officers developed leads at the scene and worked collaboratively with detectives from the Gang Investigations Unit (GIU).  Ultimately, detectives from GIU identified both suspects and obtained arrest warrants for Attempted Murder- 664/187 PC (felony).

On September 13th, 2018, the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit (CRU) located suspect #1, Marco Alanis at a residence on Midfield Drive in San Jose.  Alanis was taken into custody as he attempted to flee over the backyard fence. 

Later that same day, CRU located suspect #2, Robert Aguirre at a residence on Ezie Street in San Jose.  Aguirre also attempted to flee over a backyard fence and was taken into custody with the assistance of a San Jose police canine.  Officers found Aguirre in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest.   

Suspect #3, Caesar Cortez, wanted on an unrelated robbery warrant, refused to exit the residence.  The MERGE Unit was called to assist.  Several hours later, Cortez exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.  Detectives located an additional handgun and a high powered rifle inside the residence.  All three suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nader Yasin with the San Jose Police Department's Gang Investigations Unit at 408-277-3835.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (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: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brian Shab #3549
DATE: 9/14/18 TIME: 5:30 PM DATE: 9/14/18 TIME: 5:30 PM


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