The San Jose Police Department has arrested three suspects in the August 3rd murder of Kimberly Chico that occurred in the area of 3rd Street and E. San Salvador Street in Downtown San Jose. On August 3rd, at approximately 1:20 AM, the three suspects were involved in a shooting downtown during which a stray bullet struck the victim.
The victim was an uninvolved occupant of a vehicle that was passing through the area at the time of the shooting. During the ensuing investigation, San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified Johnny Lozano, Caris Warren and Jessie Grant as participants in the shooting.
There is no known link between the suspects and the victim. A Gang Suppression Unit officer arrested Suspect Lozano during a pedestrian stop in the area of Senter Road and Coyote Road on 8/07/2013. The San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit (CRU) later located and arrested Suspects Warren and Grant. During their investigation, Homicide Detectives determined that the shooting was gang-motivated.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has subsequently charged all three suspects with Kimberly Chico’s murder as well as a gang enhancement. “This was a very sad case of a victim in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Homicide Unit Commander Michael Kihmm.
“My condolences go out to her family. The Department’s homicide detectives and Covert Response Unit worked tirelessly to solve this case. I commend the hard work these detectives devoted to solving this murder.”