Chase for shooters ends in East Palo Alto

Police arrested three men in East Palo Alto in connection with a shooting that injured two people in San Jose, according to police.

Officers found two injured men in the 100 block of W. Alma Avenue after gunshots were reported about 1:12 a.m. on Sept. 6. They were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries, San Jose police said.

Officers spotted a dark-colored sedan that had fled the scene and tried to pull it over. The car didn’t stop and while police were in pursuit, the suspects allegedly tossed two guns from the vehicle. The weapons, which included a ghost gun, were recovered by police.

The chase ended in East Palo Alto, where two of the suspects were immediately arrested. A third man barricaded inside a home but was taken into custody a short time later, police said.

Search warrants were obtained for the barricaded suspect’s residence and for another suspect’s home in East Palo Alto. During a search, police reportedly found ammunition and contraband that added additional criminal charges to the three suspects.

The suspects are Fernando Landeros-Noriega, 41, of San Jose, Carlos Garcia-Hernandez, 32, of East Palo Alto and Jesus Arreola-Rodriguez, 24, of East Palo Alto. The trio were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of crimes that include two counts of attempted murder, weapons violations, and reckless felony evading.

San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata said that officers’ “quick response, and subsequent arrest, very likely saved lives and prevented these suspects from hurting anyone else.”

Anyone with information about these cases or similar cases is asked to contact Detective Gaarde #4560 at the San Jose Police Assaults Unit via email at [email protected] or (408) 277-4161. — Bay City News