San Jose Man Shoots Sister’s Suspected Killer In Apparent Murder-Suicide

SAN JOSE (BCN) — The suspected shooter in an apparent murder-suicide at a San Jose shopping center Saturday night had accused the victim of murdering his sister, police said Sunday.

The two men, San Jose residents Wayne Sanchez, 52, and Maurice Nasmeh, 46, were having a conversation at a Red Robin restaurant in the El Paseo de Saratoga Shopping Center about 9:20 p.m., police said.

According to police, Sanchez accused Nasmeh of murdering his sister, 42-year-old Jeanine Harms, who went missing on July 27, 2001.

<strong>KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:</strong>

Sanchez left the restaurant, but later returned.

Nasmeh reportedly left the restaurant when Sanchez returned, police said.

Sanchez followed Nasmeh to nearby Peet’s Coffee, where the two continued to talk.

Sanchez then reportedly shot and killed Nasmeh and walked a short distance to the parking lot, police said.

Officers arriving on scene thought they heard a gunshot and subsequently found Sanchez dead in the parking lot due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Nasmeh was located shortly afterward, police said.

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