Suspect arrested in accidental shooting death of SJSU nursing student
SAN JOSE – San Jose police are reporting that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of 19-year-old Kimberly Chico. Chico was riding in a car with a friend late Friday night some time after the bars were letting out in the downtown area when she was struck and killed by a stray bullet. 23-year-old Johnny Lozano was carrying a loaded firearm during the time of the incident and was detained by police on Wednesday, who were able to develop information leading to his arrest for PC 187, Homicide.
Sgt. Jason Dwyer with the SJPD said, “She was a completely innocent victim.” Gang Suppression Units involved in the arrest do not believe that she was the intended target. “Chico just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Dwyer said. “Johnny Lozano is the suspect in the shooting death.”
Gang Suppression Units have stepped up patrols, in the hopes of reducing the number of violent crimes that occur in the downtown area. Along with drunken and public disturbances the number of arrests resulting from “strong arm robbery” is also expected to decrease. Using alternative units to deploy in hotspot areas is expected to free up resources for other non-emergency calls that require officer assistance.
Dwyer said, “Lozano was detained in a crowd after the shooting was reported and was arrested for a parole violation. Charges were brought to the DA’s Attorney’s Office. Lozano is expected to appear next week for a bail hearing. It is most likely that Lozano will not be able to bail-out due to the hold placed on him for violating his terms of release with the Santa Clara Corrections.
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