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Four men and two teenage boys arrested for the alleged murder of a 16-year-old Manuel Urzoua in San Jose on Virginia Av

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Four men and two teenage boys have been arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was gunned down in East San Jose in June, San Jose police announced today. Manuel Urzoua, 16, of San Jose, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the 1600 block of Virginia Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. on June 19. He later died at a hospital, police spokesman office Albert Morales said.

Police detectives determined that the shooting was gang-related, Morales said. The latest of the six arrests in Urzoua’s murder was made Friday, when the U.S. Marshals Service captured suspect Juan Tafolla Godinez, 19, in Washington state, according to Morales. The first occurred on Oct. 8, when police arrested 22-year-old Jorge Ibarez and two teen boys, ages 15 and 17, police said.

Ibarez and the 15-year-old were already behind bars for separate crimes at the time, Morales said. Another suspect, Antonio Sanchez, 34, was arrested in San Jose on Oct. 10. Five days later, on Oct. 15, San Jose police patrol units arrested the sixth suspect, 25-year-old Olsen Garcia Sanchez, 25. The suspects were all arrested on suspicion of murder, except for Antonio Sanchez, who was taken into custody on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact, Morales said. All six are expected to be charged with gang enhancements and the two boys will likely be tried as adults, Morales said.

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