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Home invasion 85-year-old sexually assault in East San Jose on Sunshadow Lane

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A second suspect in a home invasion and sexual assault in East San Jose early this morning is a young male who may have been seriously injured after his stolen getaway vehicle crashed into a home, police said. The missing suspect and a male juvenile broke into a home in the 1500 block of Sunshadow Lane, where a woman was sexually assaulted before the pair stole a vehicle and tried to flee, San Jose police said.

The suspect is described a Hispanic male from 17 to 25 years old who possibly has a severe laceration on his body, police Sgt. Heather Randol said. At 4:04 a.m., officers from the California Highway Patrol called San Jose police after a vehicle they were chasing crashed into a home in the area of Singleton Lane and Senter Road, San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said.

The juvenile was taken into custody at the scene of the crash and the second suspect fled the area, according to Morales. Dispatchers informed police that the vehicle in the crash matched the description of one stolen during the home invasion robbery about 10 minutes earlier. Police responding to the home invasion on Sunshadow Lane interviewed two victims who said the suspects entered the home, sexually assaulted one of them and then stole their vehicle, police said.

Police were able to confirm with the CHP that the vehicle that struck the home on Singleton Lane was the one stolen from the residence on Sunshadow Lane, Morales said. The woman who was assaulted in the home invasion was transported to a hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, according to police. Police booked the juvenile suspect into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall, Morales said.

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