San Jose Police Have Arrested Seven Suspected of Killing 14-Year-Old in April

Police have said the April homicide was gang-related.

By Breena Kerr
|  Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 4:19 PM PDT
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SJPD Arrest Seven in Slaying of 8th Grader

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San Jose police have arrested four men and three teens in connection with the April homicide of a 14-year-old boy in Roosevelt Park.

According to the Mercury News, police arrested 20-year-old Angel Garcia Lamas of San Jose on Oct. 12 on suspicion of killing 14-year-old Heriberto Reyes, an eighth grade student at Bernal Intermediate School in South San Jose.

Police arrested other suspects in the murder on September 26, Oct. 2 and Oct. 10.

Officers first arrested Javier Hernandez, 20, of San Jose and three teenage suspects on Sept. 26.

Officers then arrested James Conklin, 18, of San Jose, and Scott Conway, 19, on suspicion of murder, police told the Mercury News.

On April 27 just before 7 p.m. a fight broke out at Roosevelt Park in downtown San Jose-- a known gang hangout. Police said Heriberto was attacked by several suspects and left beaten on the basketball court.

He died three days later around 2:23 p.m. on April 30.

Reye's death was the city's 13th homicide of the year.

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