Robbery suspect who shot and killed victim sought by police

Robbery suspect who shot and killed victim sought by police

Police seek this suspect

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a homicide suspect seen in video surveillance footage near the area where a suspected shooter may have visited before getting in an argument during a robbery gone wrong that left the victim dead.

According to Officer Albert Morales with the San Jose Police Department, “On Thursday, July 28, 2016 at approximately 10:04 P.M., officers responded to the area of Willow Street and First Street on a report of a person shot.”

When responding officers arrived on the scene, 37-year-old David Moglen of San Jose was found shot and deceased at the scene. Moglen, who taught economics part-time at Foothill College and Evergreen Valley, came face to face with a man who wanted his cell phone and wallet.  During a brief struggle with the suspect, Moglen was shot dead.

According to Morales, the motive/circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation.  A short video released by the San Jose Police Department shows the suspect walking down the street before attacking Moglen.

This is the city’s 29th homicide of 2016.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective McDonald or Detective Smith of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867). Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

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