San Jose man arrested in fatal shooting of economics instructor

Bay City News
Thursday, November 3, 2016
This is an undated image of Mike Ruiz.
This is an undated image of Mike Ruiz.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the late July fatal shooting of an economics professor in San Jose, police said today.

Eddie Ruiz, a San Jose resident, is a suspect in the July 28 death of 37-year-old David Moglen at Willow and First streets, where the victim was found shot shortly after 10 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

In September, police released photos and surveillance video of a man seen walking in the area around the time Moglen was fatally shot, police said.

A follow-up investigation led detectives to identify Ruiz as a suspect in Moglen's death and took him into custody on Oct. 7 in Los Altos Hills, according to police.

Ruiz was also arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, police said.

Moglen, of San Jose, was an economics instructor at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills since 2004, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Moglen was also a teacher at De Anza College in 2005 and Mission College in Santa Clara from 2001 to 2005, according to the profile.

The death was the city's 29th homicide this year, police said .

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police Detective Brian McDonald or Detective Wayne Smith at (408) 277-5283. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.