SAN JOSE – According to the San Jose Police Sergeant Heather Randol, “ On November 4, 2014 at approximately 5:17 P.M., San Jose Police “911” Communications Center received information about a person shot in an apartment in the 5700 block of Almaden Road in San Jose”. When SJPD patrol officers arrived at the scene, they located an adult male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Randol said, “The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene”. During contact with officers a second victim, a juvenile, was located and was suffering from a gunshot wound, but the bullet had only grazed him. The young man was then able to escape the three suspects who were responsible for the shooting death of 19-year-old Juan Guillen.
The young juvenile victim was treated for a non-life threatening injury and was released from a local hospital. Randol said, “The San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation”. They believe that while the suspects were in an empty apartment they began to get into an argument, and one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot Guillen and intended to kill the second victim. However he was able to escape by running out the door.
The San Jose Covert Response team located and arrested 24-year-old Brandon Brown, who reported his occupation as babysitter, on Friday, November 6. The other suspects, 49-year-old construction worker Jose Quiroz Sr. and 17-year-old Jose Quiroz Jr., were located and arrested on Saturday, November 7.
All three suspects were residents of San Jose. Each suspect has been charged with PC 187 – murder – with a gang enhancement for the shooting death of Guillen. Randol said, “The 17 year old suspect (Jose Jr.) was charged as an adult”.
Persons with information regarding the above case are urged to contact Detective Sgt. Davies or Detective Smith of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408)277-5283.