San Jose PD makes arrest in one homicide while experiencing another just days later
According to San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales, “At approximately 9:25 P.M., officers responded to the 5200 block of Monterey Road on a report of a person’s shooting.” Flores was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival. This was San Jose’s 12th homicide of the year.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal argument occurred regarding neighborhood gang affiliations, and that’s when they fired multiple shots, striking Flores. Morales said, “During the ensuing investigation, San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified San Jose residents Moises Tejada and Ray Reese as participants in the shooting death of Mr. Flores. In addition, this incident was determined to be gang motivated.”
On Wednesday July 15, the suspects Tejeda and Reese were located and arrested in San Jose. The two men were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony murder under PC 187, and are expected to face gang enhancement charges.
Records show that Tejeda. also known as Moises Tejada, has been arrested three times in the past year, most recently on February 22 for possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication, along with driving without a valid license. He faced the same charges in September and June of 2014, with the addition of carrying a concealed firearm on June 7. In November 2013 he was again charged with carrying a loaded firearm in public. Ray Reese was arrested in April of this year on domestic violence charges of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant, threats of violence, and probation violations. He had been charged with assault in the past, in 2007 and 2010, along with possession of narcotics in 2011.
The San Jose Police Department is now reporting the city’s 13th homicide of the year after a shooting occurred near the Social Security Office, located at the 2500 block of Fontaine Road.
At 2:28 AM on Thursday, July 16, a man was found in a Mazda minivan that had apparently jumped the curb in front of the building. Patrol officers investigating saw he had several wounds, and he was treated for multiple injuries. He was later pronounced dead after he was transported to a hospital. SJPD Police currently have no motive or suspects responsible for the death of the male victim, who has not been identified. The suspect(s) currently remain at large.