San Jose Murder Suspect Arrested at Walmart on Black Friday

While shopping at Cochrane Plaze, the officer recognized Jacob Haro, 18, in the checkout line.

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Monday, Nov 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:32 AM PDT
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A San Jose man wanted in connection with the city's 16th homicide where a 16-year-old was killed was arrested by an off-duty Santa Clara County juvenile probation officer shopping at a Walmart on Black Friday.

While shopping at Cochrane Plaza, the officer recognized Jacob Haro, 18, in the checkout line, according to Morgan Hill police Sgt. Troy Hoefling.

The officer called police, who arrested Haro in connection with the death of Ruben Zamora of San Jose in May. The teen was the 16th homicide, and the seventh gang-related one at the time, in San Jose this year.

Ruben and a 23-year-old man were standing near the corner of King Road and Virginia Avenue about midnight, when an unknown numbetr of suspects fired rounds at them, police said. The suspects then fled and are still not in custody. Ruben died, and the 23-year-old was taken to the hospital, but police said his injuries weren't severe.

Anyone with information about this case should call Detective Sergeant Craig Storlie or Detective Glenn Albin in the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. Those who want to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408- 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: svcrimestoppers.org and may be eligible for a reward.
 

Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758 or lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.

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