Domestic Violence at Center of SJSU Shooting - NBC Bay Area

Domestic Violence at Center of SJSU Shooting



    The double homicide / suicide at San Jose State, had a history of domestic violence. (Published Thursday, May 12, 2011)

    The fatal shooting of three people in a San Jose State University  parking garage Tuesday appears to have been the result of domestic violence,  university officials announced Thursday morning.

        The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the fifth story of the  10th Street garage at the corner of East San Fernando and South 10th streets. 
    Using a small handgun, the suspect, identified as 54-year-old  Napoleon Lavarias Caliguiran, shot his 25-year-old wife, Marcory Tarlit  Caliguiran, and a 26-year-old man, Thomas Kyle Williams, who were both inside  a vehicle owned by the couple, university spokeswoman Pat Lopes Harris said  at a news conference.
    Harris said officers determined it was an isolated incident and  that the campus was not at risk.
    All three were found on the fifth floor with multiple gunshot  wounds. Marcory Caliguiran and Williams were pronounced dead at the garage.  Both were SJSU business students and graduating seniors, Harris said.
    Napoleon Lavarias Caliguiran was pronounced dead at Santa Clara  Valley Medical Center.
    The handgun was recovered inside the vehicle.
    None had criminal records and there is no record of previous  domestic violence involving the couple, Harris said. All three were residents  of San Jose.
    Harris said Marcory Caliguiran's family is in the Philippines.
    She said police are investigating the case, the first of its kind  in the university's 150-year history, as a murder-suicide.
    "We don't know a lot and we may never know a lot about the series  of events that led to what happened in the garage on Tuesday night," Harris  said.
    The San Jose Police Department is assisting with the  investigation.
    Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the San  Jose State University Police Department at 408-924-2168.