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3 Alleged Gang Members Arrested in Alleged Murder of Man and Wounding Juvenile in San Jose

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Three men were arrested last week in the alleged gang-related shooting death of a man and the wounding of a juvenile at an apartment complex in south San Jose, police said today. San Jose police last Thursday arrested Brandon Brown, 24, and on Friday arrested Jose Quiroz Sr., 49, and Jose Quiroz Jr., 17, all on suspicion of murder with gang enhancements for the killing of 19-year-old Juan Guillen, according to police Sgt. Heather Randol. At 5:17 p.m. on Nov. 4, the Police Department’s communications center received a 911 call about a person shot at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Almaden Road in the Almaden area of San Jose, Randol said. (story continued below photos)

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Officers found Guillen, who was shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the scene, and later located a juvenile who had a laceration and graze wound from a gunshot suffered while running from the building, police said. The juvenile victim was treated at a hospital and later released, according to police. Homicide detectives determined that members of a rival gang had confronted the two victims, both alleged gang members themselves, inside a vacant apartment, Randol said.

Police identified and arrested Brown two days later and captured the elder and younger Quiroz the following day.

All of the suspects are San Jose residents and were arrested in the city, police said. Though a juvenile, the 17-year-old Quiroz Jr. was arrested and booked as an adult, according to Randol.

The department is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the homicide unit at (408) 277-5283.

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