Shooting suspect who fired at officers arrested

Shooting suspect who fired at officers arrested

Luis Soriano

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspect who was wanted in a brazen daytime shooting in which the suspect shot at officers after trying to avoid capture. He had a warrant for his arrest after failing to comply with probationary requirements.

Probation requirements include avoiding illegal drugs or owning or being in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and that you report where you live and work.  A probationary period is assigned for up to three years.

According to San Jose Officer Albert Morales, “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.”  Soriano was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for two counts of attempted homicide of a police officer and probation violation.

Chief Eddie Garcia said, “The officers who were shot at came back to work the next day.  They realized what had transpired the night before, but were unfazed and represented the best of a San Jose Police Officer, put their uniforms on and again went out to protect and guard this community.”

According to Police, “On Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 7:36 PM, two San Jose Police Officers were on foot patrol along Luby Dr. and Ripley Dr. when they attempted to contact a group of male subjects.”  It was during this time that Soriano turned and fired at officers.  At the time of the shooting only a description of the suspect was known.  San Jose Police described Soriano as a Hispanic male, in his 20s, 6′ tall, 160-180 lbs., clean shaven, long black hair, wearing a black and grey Pendleton with a white T-shirt underneath, and dark pants.


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