A man arrested in connection to a homicide at San Jose State may have been trying to prevent a crime. Damian Trujillo reports.
Did the alleged shooter in the Sunday homicide near San Jose State's Spartan Stadium try to stop a burglary in progress?
That’s what sources are telling NBC Bay Area.
The case has been sealed, so there isn’t much information coming out from investigators.
San Jose State University police will only say they have arrested 62-year-old Craig Yuhara of Santa Clara County for shooting 47-year-old Daniel Winslow of San Jose.
“This is a very complex investigation,” UPD Sergeant John Laws said.
The shooting happened Sunday morning in a parking lot next to the tennis courts on the South Campus on Humboldt Street.
Neighbors tell NBC Bay Area the lot is popular with burglars who abandon stolen cars.
We asked Sgt. Laws if there was vigilantism involved in the shooting.
Laws said he couldn’t confirm or deny that report.
“I don’t have any details on that. If that is part of the investigation, the investigators will be able to put that together for the district attorney’s office,” Laws said.
Investigators won’t even allow the release of pictures of the victim or the suspect in this case.
“At this time we are withholding that for safety purposes. I’m not able to discuss that any further than that,” Laws said.
Court records show the shooting victim, Winslow, had a long criminal rap sheet for crimes including car theft, animal cruelty, drug possession and firearms charges.
The file remains at the office of the district attorney. The DA has not filed formal charges against Yuhara, even though Yuhara remains in jail.