San Jose Party Crasher Arrested On 6 Counts Of Attempted Murder

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose man was arrested Saturday morning on six counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots at a house in the North Fair Oaks area where he had been kicked out of a party, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

A man later identified as Ismael Garcia Luna, 20, allegedly tried to crash a party at a home on the 500 block of Hurlingame Avenue around 1 a.m., according to Lt. Larry Schumaker.

When he was told to leave, Luna allegedly punched the party’s host in the face, and had to be physically removed from the home by several party guests. He left the area yelling out gang remarks and making threats toward the residents of the home, Schumaker said.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m., at least one shot was fired through the house’s window, shattering the glass and sending shards flying at several women standing inside.

The victims were treated by paramedics at the scene, and no one appears to have been struck by any projectiles, Schumaker said.

Around an hour later, after obtaining a description of the party crasher, deputies located Luna hiding in the area of Halsey and MacArthur avenues a short distance away.

Witnesses identified Luna as the party crasher who had assaulted the host, Schumaker said. A shotgun and other evidence were found near him.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and shooting into an inhabited dwelling. Luna, who is thought to be a current or former gang member, has an arrest record for theft, drug and assault offenses.

The victims are not associated with a gang.

Anyone with information on this incident or this suspect is asked to contact investigators at (650) 363-4064 or by email at hacosta@smcgov.org. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 547-2700.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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