Suspected gang members arrested in double homicide

SAN JOSE, Calif.

The suspects were identified as Abel Herena, 26, and Juan Cruz, 27. Both are San Jose residents and documented members of a criminal street gang, according to police.

Officers arrested Herena and Cruz on a warrant in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Phillip Ayala and 27-year-old Alex Rodriguez.

The homicides occurred on the night of Aug. 28 outside The Fairways at the San Antonio Court apartment complex, located at 305 San Antonio Court.

Detectives believe Herena and Cruz also shot and injured a third person at the complex that evening.

Police are continuing to investigate the case and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Sgt. Loyd Kinsworthy or Detective William Hoyt. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867).

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