Photo: Joseph Charles Vincencio
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department has announced the arrest of a wanted suspect who fired a handgun at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library near the San Jose State University Campus.
The suspect, 21-year-old Joseph “Joey” Charles Vicencio, was identified by a member of the public who recognized the suspect from surveillance photographs provided by investigators into the shooting. According to SJPD Sergeant Enrique Garcia, “On Sunday, September 22, 2019, suspect Vicencio was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.”
Garcia said, “On September 19, 2019, at about 6:21 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of East San Fernando Street in San Jose.” During the call, several witnesses at the scene reported an unknown male suspect firing multiple shots randomly in all directions.
Vicencio faces three felony and two misdemeanor charges including, shooting at an inhabited dwelling 246 PC, attempted murder, 664/187 PC assault with a firearm, 245(B) PC, discharge of a firearm in a gross negligent manner, 246.3 PC, and possession of a firearm in public 25850 PC.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Matthew Sanfilippo of the San Jose Police Department’s Assaults Unit at (408) 464-8379 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.