SAN JOSE, Calif. – 29-year-old Isaiah Antwon Hill faces criminal charges of possession of a short barreled rifle/shotgun under PC 33210, in association with intimidating several suspected gang members at local San Jose Park. Hill has been scheduled for plea on Feb 25 in Dept. 38 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose on the incident.
On November 3, 2013 the San Jose Police Department received a report of a person near 3rd and E. Empire Streets with a dangerous weapon. A fight had broken out near the St. James Park where several suspects witnessed Hill going to a Silver pick-up where he retrieved the short-barreled shotgun. It is believed that during the confrontation, a shot went off, causing people to scatter in different directions.
Patrol Officers who were dispatched to the area spotted the vehicle with several occupants inside. Officers initiated a “High Risk Vehicle Stop”, detaining Hill and several passengers before conducting a search of the vehicle. The search revealed a short-barreled shotgun/rifle and 4-shot gun rounds.
Police contacted the caller, and took the witness to the scene where Hill had been detained, and asked him if this was the suspect he recognized seeing during the fight. The reporting party first said, “That’s the truck.” He then pointed at the suspect in handcuffs. “I’m ninety percent sure that’s him,” he said. Hill told officers that the rifle belonged to him. He was then taken into custody and booked into the Santa Clara Main Jail for the possession of the rifle and ammunition.
Follow up investigation into his actions yielded more information, leading SJPD officers to a residence where a person who had been sleeping in their bedroom woke up to find a bullet hole in their home. The resident had heard a loud noise that sounded like a gun going off. When they tried to look out their window to see what was going on, the window seemed all fogged up and they couldn’t see out, and thought that it might be raining. However, soon realizing there was a hole leading through the drywall near the ceiling led the resident to the outer hallway closet. The discharged bullet was located on the closet floor and collected for evidence.