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PRESS RELEASE
Pursuant to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
Media Relations Unit
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
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*Update on Investigation of Attempted Murder of 2 SJPD Officers
Filed under Press Release, on 11/18/2016 11:40:00 AM by Author: Albert Morales #3477.

TYPE OF CRIME: Attempted Murder of Two Police Officers CASE NUMBER: 16-318-0719
LOCATION: Luby Dr. and Ripley Dr.
 
VICTIMS: Withheld AGE: 
ADDRESS:
 
SUSPECT: Luis Enrique Soriano AGE: 20 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident

Suspect Soriano

Update (11/18/2016)

The San Jose Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the attempted homicide of two San Jose Police Officers.  On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at approximately 6:40 AM, the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit located and arrested 20 year old  Luis Soriano in San Jose.  Suspect Soriano was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for two counts of attempted homicide of a police officer and probation violation.

The San Jose Police Department is confident we have the person responsible for this reprehensible act of violence on our officers.  The identification and arrest of suspect Soriano was made possible as a result of extraordinary follow up investigations by the San Jose Police Department's Gang Investigations Unit, Violent Crimes Enforcement Team, Homicide Unit, Robbery Unit, Special Investigations Unit, METRO Unit, Covert Response Unit and the MERGE Unit.  In addition, the community's participation proved to be invaluable.  Lastly, the contributions from the Santa Clara County Probation Department and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office strengthened our investigative efforts that led to a successful resolution.

Chief Eddie Garcia said,  "The victim officers who were shot at, came back to work the next day.  They realized what had transpired the night before, but unfazed they represented the best of a San Jose Police Officer, put their uniforms on and again went out to protect and guard this community.  Much has been made of our staffing levels, but as I've said many times, we will rise again, and as we rise, please do not mistake that because of our issues we are complacent, for your department is amongst the most professional, dedicated and tenacious police departments in the country".

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gabriel Cuenca #3915 or Detective Richard Martinez #3934 of 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, (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. 



San Jose: On Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 7:36 PM, two San Jose Police Officers were on foot patrol in the area of Luby Dr. and Ripley Dr. when they attempted to contact a group of male subjects. The group ran off and one male subject turned and fired several rounds at the officers. The officers were not hit or injured and they did not return fire. The suspect has not been identified and we need the public's help.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Hispanic male, in his 20s, 6' tall, 160-180 lbs., clean shaven, long black hair, wearing a black and grey Pendleton with a white T-shirt underneath, dark pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911. 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: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936
DATE: 11/14/16 TIME: 9:15 AM DATE: 11/14/16 TIME: 9:15 AM


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