According to authorities, officers responded to the 200 block of Lewis Road at about 9:40 a.m. on December 31 on a report of a man with a gun in the area. Upon arrival, they located the victim, 36-year-old Christopher Soriano, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Preliminary investigation led detectives to 26-year-old Luis Ricardo Hernandez, who police believe shot the victim following an altercation. Officials claim Hernandez was trying to detain Soriano for reportedly burglarizing cars in the neighborhood when the shooting occurred.
The SJPD Homicide Unit continues to investigate the case and asks anyone with information to contact them at (408) 277-5283. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at(408) 947-7867.