Photo: Peter Sanchez, Christopher Ruby, Richard Martinez, Carlos Hernandez
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department announced the arrest of four gang members sought in a shooting that left two brothers dead and a family devastated by the brutal act.
According to San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia, “On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 8:46 PM, San Jose Police Department officers responded to the 900 block of S. 8th St. on a report of shots fired.”
It was here that police discovered the body of two brothers, 27-year-old Michael Ramirez and 36-year-old Arturo Ramirez. Michael was found deceased at the scene and Arturo clinging to life but later succumbing to his injuries at a local hospital.
Garcia said, “All four suspects have been charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.”
During the assault and killing of the two brothers, the suspects also shot at two other male victims but did not seriously wound either victim. One victim reported minor injuries caused by the shooting. With the help of each surviving victim, San Jose Police Homicide Detectives were able to link and identify four suspects to shootings.
Suspects 38-year-old Peter Sanchez of San Jose, and 22-year-old Christopher Ruby of Milpitas was arrested on March 15, 2018. Suspect 41-year-old Carlos Hernandez was currently in custody and facing charges in a separate incident.
The fourth suspect, 29-year-old Richard Martinez of San Jose, was arrested on March 16, 2018. All four suspects were scheduled to appear in the San Jose Hall of Justice on March 23, 2018, at 9:01 AM in Dept. 30 for a brief no-bail bond hearing and are expected to remain in custody for trial.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Michael Montonye or Detective Elizabeth Ramirez 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.