Shooting victim identified by San Jose Police

Shooting victim identified by San Jose Police

Motel 6, 1041 The Alameda

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department has made an official statement in the shooting of an unarmed man while staying at a local motel in the downtown area of San Jose.  According to Sergeant Enrique Garcia, “On Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 3:24 AM, San Jose Police Officers were dispatched to the scene of a reported shooting at the Motel 6, 1041 The Alameda.”

San Jose Police Officers dispatched to the area found three male victims suffering from at least one gunshot wound each. Two victims were transported to a local area hospital while the third victim had already died from his injuries.  Homicide investigators and forensic investigators searched the scene for evidence identifying the shooter. Video surveillance footage was collected at the scene as evidence.

It wasn’t until after the first shots were fired that a citizen in a nearby room made a frantic call to 9-1-1. A barrage of gun fire was heard by the caller as the three victims lay scattered around the motel room until police arrived.

Police have identified the third victim as 22-year-old Dominic LaShawn Smith, Jr. “The motive or circumstances surrounding the shootings are under investigation,” Garcia said. “No suspects have been identified or apprehended.”

This is the City of San Jose’s 8th homicide of 2017.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jesus Mendoza or Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken 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).

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