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* Steven Ruiz Hells Angel Motorcycle Gang member arrested for alleged murder of Steve Tausan

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The below press release remains relatively unchanged.  However, the San Jose Police Department is announcing its arrest of Hells Angel Motorcycle Gang member Steven Ruiz in the October 15th Murder of fellow Hells Angel member Steve Tausan.  On Saturday, February 25th, 2012, San Jose Police Homicide Detectives developed information in their investigation revealing Suspect Ruiz’s location.  Members of the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit responded to the Days Inn Motel, located at 46101 Warm Springs Blvd. in the City of Fremont and subsequently located and arrested Suspect Ruiz for his murder warrant.  Ruiz was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

San Jose:
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, about 12:51 PM, San Jose police responded to reported shot fired at the Oak Hill Cemetery, located in the 300 block of Curtner Avenue, during a funeral service for a Hells Angel member.  The victim and suspect, both members of the Hells Angels, reportedly became involved in a physical altercation.  During the fight, the suspect apparently drew a firearm and fatally shot the victim, who was later pronounced deceased at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

When officers arrived at the crime scene, they noticed the entire crime scene had been tampered with and, essentially, cleaned.  The suspect was nowhere to be found.  Investigators obtained a warrant for Ruiz’s arrest, charging him with the murder of Tausun, based on evidence obtained during the investigation.

This was San Jose’s 35th homicide of the 2011 (15th gang-related homicide of 2011).

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