15-year-old boy identified as San Jose’s 19th homicide victim


A boy who was fatally shot near a zoo last month in San Jose’s 19th homicide of 2014 has been identified as 15-year-old Delfino Guerro, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The teen was a resident of San Jose and died of gunshot wounds on the night of June 12, San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said.

At about 10:10 p.m. on June 12, San Jose police dispatchers received a 911 call reporting that a person had been shot in the 1000 block of South 12th Street, about a block from the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, Randol said.

When Officers arrived at the scene, they found Guerro suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Randol said.

The motive and circumstances surrounding Guerro’s death remain under investigation and police have not located the person or persons who shot Guerro, according to Randol.

Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Martinez or Detective Barg of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283.

Anyone who would prefer to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or submit a tip on the San Jose Police Department’s website.

Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this homicide may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers, according to Randol.

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