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Shooting at Inhabited or Occupied Dwelling

Post Date:07/14/2017 5:15 PM

On July 12, 2017 at about 10:00 AM, the victim reported that a window to his residence was damaged by a bullet.  Officers responded to the victim’s home and found shell casings on the street.  The occupants of the home were not struck by any bullets. Suspect information was quickly developed and the investigation was turned over to investigators. 

Detectives were able to identify Victor Cruz as a suspect and connected him to the shooting.  Detectives also learned the shooting had occurred at about 3:00 AM. The shooting was an isolated incident where the victim was the intended target.  

Later in the afternoon, at about 3:30 pm, Victor Cruz was located in San Jose and arrested by Santa Clara Police Detectives.  He was booked in Santa Clara County Jail.  At this time, there are no other outstanding suspects.  This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald at (408) 615-4806.  

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Case Number:      17-5890
Incident:               Shooting at Inhabited or Occupied Dwelling 
Location:              900 Block of Las Palmas Drive, Santa Clara 
Date of Incident:  July 12, 2017
Time of Incident:  3: 00 AM
Suspect:              Victor Francis Cruz - DOB 5/17/80 – Resident of Hayward

Prepared by: Captain Wahid Kazem
Public Information Officer (408) 615-4864
Administrative Services Division  

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