MORGAN HILL -- A San Jose man wanted on suspicion of murder and attempted murder for a gang-related shooting in May was arrested after being spotted shopping at a local Walmart on Black Friday, police said.
Jacob Haro, 18, was arrested Nov. 23, after an off-duty Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Officer saw him standing in a checkout line at the Walmart at 170 Cochrane Plaza, according to a news release from Morgan Hill police Sgt. Troy Hoefling. The officer recognized him and called police, Hoefling wrote in the release.
Haro, considered armed and dangerous, had an outstanding arrest warrant out of San Jose for murder and attempted murder in connection to the May 26 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ruben Zamora of San Jose, police said.
According to the San Jose Police Department, Zamora and an unnamed 23-year-old San Jose man were shot just before midnight in the 1600 block of Virginia Avenue. A preliminary investigation revealed the victims were standing near the corner of King Road and Virginia Avenue when they were shot.
Zamora was pronounced dead at the scene and the 23-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On Friday, Morgan Hill police officers responded to the Walmart and one of the officers, William Jurevich, recalled seeing the suspect's wanted flier from a previous bulletin and observed the suspect inside the store, according to the release.
Officers arrested Haro without incident, the release stated. He was then booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 408-277-5283 or the anonymous tip line at 408-947-7867.
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