General Crime

* San Jose Man Alejandro Mendoza Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Vahid Hosseini On May 23, 2008,Bank of the West Branch at 1010 First St

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a local store owner in a San Jose bank parking lot last May, a police sergeant confirmed today.Alejandro Mendoza was recently arrested on suspicion of murder for the death of Vahid Hosseini, 47, San Jose police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said.In April, police released sketches of two of the three suspects in the case and Lopez said today the investigation is ongoing. He didn’t immediately release details surrounding Mendoza’s arrest but said new developments in the case will be discussed at a Tuesday morning news conference.On May 23, 2008, Hosseini, 47, was leaving a Bank of the West branch at 1010 First St. in San Jose when three suspects approached him, according to police reports. One of the suspects shot Hosseini in the head before the men took his cash and fled in a silver 2001 Honda CR-V, police said. Hosseini died 11 days later.A variety of organizations, including Bank of the West and the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation have offered rewards in the case, totaling $40,000, and the governor’s office in April announced an additional $50,000 reward.


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