San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Luis Soriano Arrested For Allegedly Shooting at San Jose Police Officers

San Jose Police Press Release 11/18/16

The San Jose Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the attempted homicide of two San Jose Police Officers. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at approximately 6:40 AM, the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit located and arrested 20 year old Luis Soriano in San Jose. Suspect Soriano was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for two counts of attempted homicide of a police officer and probation violation.

The San Jose Police Department is confident we have the person responsible for this reprehensible act of violence on our officers. The identification and arrest of suspect Soriano was made possible as a result of extraordinary follow up investigations by the San Jose Police Department’s Gang Investigations Unit, Violent Crimes Enforcement Team, Homicide Unit, Robbery Unit, Special Investigations Unit, METRO Unit, Covert Response Unit and the MERGE Unit.

In addition, the community’s participation proved to be invaluable. Lastly, the contributions from the Santa Clara County Probation Department and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office strengthened our investigative efforts that led to a successful resolution.

Chief Eddie Garcia said, “The victim officers who were shot at, came back to work the next day. They realized what had transpired the night before, but unfazed they represented the best of a San Jose Police Officer, put their uniforms on and again went out to protect and guard this community. Much has been made of our staffing levels, but as I’ve said many times, we will rise again, and as we rise, please do not mistake that because of our issues we are complacent, for your department is amongst the most professional, dedicated and tenacious police departments in the country”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gabriel Cuenca #3915 or Detective Richard Martinez #3934 of the San Jose Police Department’s Gang Investigations Unit at 408-277-3835.

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