San Jose police arrest suspected shooter

April 16, 2011 2:09:08 PM PDT
A suspect was arrested Saturday morning in connection to a shooting that sent a 28-year-old man to the hospital in San Jose on Friday night, according to police.

At about 8:05 p.m., police received a call from a motorist traveling near Snell and Hillsdale avenues who heard a gunshot and reportedly saw an injured adult male staggering away from the area, San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia said.

But when officers arrived at the scene, they were unable to locate a victim.

Nearly 15 minutes later, police received another call from a witness at the intersection of Monterey Road and Curtner Avenue, about 3.5 miles away from the crime scene, reporting that a man with a gunshot wound had been spotted near a neighboring Shell gas station.

Garcia said that the injured man had apparently fled the scene in his vehicle immediately following the shooting and driven himself to the second intersection.

The man was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect and victim potentially knew each other but were not affiliated with a gang, Garcia said.

At 5:30 a.m., police located the suspect in the 3000 block of Bradshaw Drive, and the suspect was then arrested.

No other information about the suspect was immediately available.

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