San Jose's First Homicide Victim of 2012 Was Not Gang Member

The 25-year-old was shot around 8:30 p.m. Thursday as he was standing in his East San Jose driveway.

Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in East San Jose on Thursday night as 25-year-old Ricardo Lucas.

Lucas was shot around 8:30 p.m. as he was standing in the driveway of his home in the 200 block of Alexander Avenue, police said.

He was taken to Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around 9 p.m.

No suspects have been identified and the motive is unknown, although police said they are exploring the possibility that the shooting was gang-related.

Lucas was not affiliated with any gangs, police said.

The shooter, who may have been accompanied by other suspects, fled in a white Toyota Camry or similar type of vehicle, according to police.

Lucas's death is the city's first homicide of the year.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Dave Gutierrez or Detective Brian Spears at (408) 277-5283.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or visit

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