Campbell native Rory Park-Pettiford was killed Friday, Nov. 16 during one of San Jose's bloodiest crime sprees this year.
Park-Pettiford , a Campbell native, attended Marshall Lane School and Westmont High School, according to residents contacting Campbell Patch.
According to the Mercury News, the 22-year-old was "riding high" in life and the event that ended his life unfolded in seconds.
Police said San Jose resident Jonathan Wilbanks, 26 and his accomplice committed four robberies on Friday, starting with a Little Caesars Pizza in the 2800 block of Story Road at 7:25 p.m.
They then allegedly robbed a gas station in the 1000 block of E. Capitol Expressway at 7:40 p.m., a Jack on the Box in the 600 block of Curtner Avenue at 8:43 p.m., and a spa in the 1400 block of Bird Avenue at 8:58 p.m.
Minutes later, the suspects allegedly shot Park-Pettiford, 22, while carjacking him in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store in the 400 block of South Kiely Boulevard. ParkPettiford died at the scene.
The crime spree escalated further when the pair ran into police around 9:13 p.m. near U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate Highway 280, where officers had seen the vehicle.
The vehicle fled and police pursued until the vehicle stopped at a red light at Tully Road and Lanai Avenue and the suspects got out and allegedly opened fire on the officers.
Officer Bruce Barthelemy and another officer, whose identity has not been released, returned fire and hit Wilbanks.
The second officer was injured during the exchange, suffering two gunshot wounds.
The suspects then got back into their car and drove away, with police chasing them.
The suspects allegedly continued to fire at police as they drove.
At some point, the passenger jumped out of the car and fled on foot while Wilbanks continued to flee in the vehicle. Wilbanks' vehicle then crashed on Cunningham Avenue on the west side of Reid-Hillview Airport where he fled on foot, eventually entering a house through the back door. The residents told police where he was and officers surrounded the house and arrested him.
Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a second suspect.
According to the Mercury News, a memorial service for Rory Park-Pettiford is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Darling Fischer Memorial Chapel.
The family is also asking for help with the funeral costs and have created this site to enable donations.
This is the second San Jose crime spree this year that has directly impacted Campbell.
-Bay City News Service contributed to this article