Myla Thi Dang
SAN JOSE — A person wanted in the July 3, 2017, shooting death of a Marina woman in a rented San Jose home near 10th street in San Jose was arrested trying to cross the Mexican-American border in California.
“The suspect responsible for the death of Myla Thi Dang has been arrested,” San Jose Police Department PIO Albert Morales said. “The suspect will transported back to San Jose and ultimately booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for homicide.”
During the investigation into the shooting death of Dang, Crime Scene Investigators determined that the victim and suspect had known each other. That is when identification of the killer was established through fingerprint and DNA evidence left at the crime scene by the suspect. An arrest warrant for felony murder PC 187 was then issued for the suspect within the next 24-hours.
According to San Jose Police, 19-year-old Daniel Gebrehiwet Zeratsion was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on July 11, 2017, as he tried to flee across the border.
Neighbors had reported fireworks with different groups of people entering and exiting the residence days before the shooting death of Dang occurred. It is not known what led up to the shooting. However, it is known that San Jose Police Officers had been called to the home due to reports of domestic abuse prior to the murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Montonye or Detective Jason Tanner of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.