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Police today identified a man shot and killed in San Jose on Monday morning as well as a suspect arrested shortly after the shooting. An armed man was reported at 9:26 a.m. in the 200 block of Lewis Road, just east of Monterey Highway in South San Jose.
When police arrived they found a man, later identified as 36-year-old Christopher Soriano of San Jose, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Soriano was treated by paramedics, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect, identified as 26-year-old Luis Ricardo Hernandez of San Jose, was taken into custody at the scene.
Police said their investigation suggests that Hernandez shot Soriano during a fight. Police said that Hernandez suspected Soriano was burglarizing vehicles in the neighborhood and was attempting to detain him. The shooting was San Jose’s 46th homicide of 2012.
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