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* San Jose Police Identify Juan Mendoza, 22, As The Victim Shot And Killed In The 3300 block of Rocky Mountain Drive

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San Jose police today released the identity of a man who was shot and killed in East San Jose last week.Officers found the victim, Juan Mendoza, 22, of San Jose, outside a house in the 3300 block of Rocky Mountain Drive on Thursday around 3:45 p.m. Mendoza was suffering from a gunshot wound, police said, and was pronounced dead later at an area hospital.Police are still searching for a suspect in the shooting. Witnesses said they saw a person in a hooded sweatshirt about 5 feet 8 inches tall running east on Rocky Mountain Drive shortly after the shooting, police said.Police will not yet say whether Mendoza lived at the home on Rocky Mountain Drive, according to Sgt. Jermaine Thomas.

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  • I don’t have any information about the murderer. But everyone needs to know that Juan Mendoza was a hero: despite being told that the man who had raped me and was going to kill me might still be in my apartment with a loaded gun, Juan who was an unarmed security guard for all of 30 minutes (in training), broke down the door to get me out just as the man returned from buying drugs. Sorry about the “Jane Doe”. We’re still awaiting trial. PLEASE DON’T FLAG THIS, YOU CAN EMAIL ME, THIS IS FOR REAL. He won a Citizen’s Award from the SJPD. There is nothing I can do to ease his family’s pain except this, just tell everyone Juan “Pony” Mendoza was a HERO.

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