Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Shooting Near Winchester Boulevard

The suspect, 18-year-old Julio Cesar Vasquez was arrested Wednesday in connection to the attempted murder on Aug. 14.

The suspect in the Tuesday afternoon shooting off of Winchester Boulevard was arrested Wednesday, San Jose Police said.

San Jose resident Julio Cesar Vasquez, 18, was arrested in connection to the attempted murder Aug. 14 at 9:58 p.m. near the area of Cadillac Drive and South Wincehster Boulevard. After further investigation, it was revealed that the incident was gang-related.

"It was a matter of getting out there and investigating," said San Jose Police Spokesman Jose Garcia of the department's quick turn-around.

According to the police release, Vasquez was booked into Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. His is currently in custody without bail.

On Aug. 14, San Jose Police Department responded to a report of . 

According to San Jose Police, calls were received at 2:32 p.m. that a male adult had been shot. Officer arrived and found a 25-year-old Hispanic male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to survive.

The shooting took place at the heels of three other incidents on Aug. 13, which left all three victims involved dead.

"None of the three shooting incidents are related," Garcia said. 

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jesse Ashe at 408-277-3835. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867), or visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/.

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.

patricia August 17, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Where are his parents? I know he's 18, but that's still very young by todays standards. Where did he go to school and how does he have access to a gun? I have well respected acquantences who live just blocks away. Should we be fearful for our lives? Why don't the police put an end to these gangs on Cadilac and the drug activity on Williamsburg? Campbell and SJ PD need to act together to make our community safer.
Natalie Vasquez November 27, 2012 at 08:24 AM
Your both ignorant and Sammels u sound like a racist, hateful pig. U really should be ashamed of yourself for posting such wicked hatred.
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