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* Steve Ruiz Alleged Suspect in Hell’s Angel Funeral Murder is Reported by Detectives to be Alive and Evading Law Enforcement

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UPDATE Click Here 2/25/2012 Steven Ruiz Hells Angel Motorcycle Gang member arrested for alleged murder of Steve Tausan

San Jose Press Release 10/21/11

The below press release remains unchanged.  However, San Jose Police Department Homicide Detectives have confirmed that Suspect Steve Ruiz is alive and actively evading law enforcement.  Detectives have developed information that Suspect Ruiz has two black eyes and other facial injuries consistent with being in a fight.  Suspect Ruiz is believed to be in the company of a female acquaintance by the name of Christel Renee Trujillo (aka Christel Renee Ferguson).  Both parties are possibly travelling in a gold or pewter Chevrolet Suburban (unknown year or license plate number).  Suspect Ruiz has family and associates in both Arizona and New York and may try to contact them.  Detectives now believe that Christel Trujillo’s life is now in danger and are asking the public to come forward with information on the whereabouts of Trujillo and Suspect Ruiz.  No further information is available at this time.

Original Press Release San Jose Police 10/15/11

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, about 12:51 PM, San Jose police responded to reported shot fired at the Oak Hill Cemetery, located in the 300 block of Curtner Avenue, during a funeral service for a Hells Angel member.  The victim and suspect, both members of the Hells Angels, reportedly became involved in a physical altercation.  During the fight, the suspect apparently drew a firearm and fatally shot the victim, who was later pronounced deceased at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

When officers arrived at the crime scene, they noticed the entire crime scene had been tampered with and, essentially, cleaned.  The suspect was no where to be found.

Investigators have obtained a warrant for Ruiz’s arrest, charging him with the murder of Tausun, based on evidence obtained during the investigation.  The motive for the homicide is unknown and the case remains under investigation. Ruiz is considered to be armed and dangerous.

This marks San Jose’s 35th homicide of the year (15th gang-related homicide of the year).

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  • I had beers at the dive bar where Christel worked. She had no problem telling people who her boyfriend was and didn’t mind showing off the Glock she carried in her purse. It made me re-think my fondness for dive bars.

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