Photo: Brian Castro
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department has arrested and charged a third suspect in the August 15th, death of a local San Jose resident. The suspects in the shooting death of 21-year-old Brian Castro face multiple charges.
According to San Jose Police Sergeant Enrique Garcia, “On Thursday, August 15, 2019, at about 1:52 AM, San Jose police officers responded to Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center regarding two adult male shooting victims that drove themselves to the hospital.”
During the initial investigation, it was determined that the three suspects intended to rob the victims, but when they did not cooperate, both victims were shot. Castro sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The second victim was also shot but suffered only non-life threatening injuries. The victims were at a local strip mall located on the 3100 block of Senter Rd when the three suspects drove up to rob them.
After a lengthy investigation into the identity of the three homicide suspects, police closed in and arrested 24-year-old Ricardo Diaz, and 28-year-old Alexander Toledo in Bakersfield California. Both suspects were charged with murder, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The third homicide suspect was arrested on October 24, 2019, when 24-year-old Keonte Smith was found hiding in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smith was charged with murder and robbery.
The San Jose Police Department is asking if anyone with information please contact Detective Sergeant Ali Miri or Detective Gabriel Cuenca of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.