San Jose man arrested in suspected gang-motivated fatal shooting

SAN JOSE (KRON) — A 23-year-old man has been arrested in a suspected gang-motivated shooting that left another man dead in San Jose Monday night, police said Thursday.

Moses Tejada, a San Jose resident, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of 19-year-old Marco Flores, also of San Jose, in the 5200 block of Monterey Road, police Officer Albert Morales said.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday and when they reached the scene found a man, later identified as Flores, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Morales said.

Flores was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Morales.

A preliminary investigation indicates an argument about the neighborhood and gang affiliations took place before the shooting, the spokesman said.

Homicide investigators identified Tejada as a suspect and arrested him on Wednesday in San Jose, Morales said.

Tejada was booked into county jail where he is being held without bail, according to jail records.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the police homicide unit at (408) 277-5283. Anonymous tips can be made through the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers line at (408) 947-7867.

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