Grand Jury Indicts 3 In San Jose Gang Murder, Other Shootings

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(L-R) Hugo Chavez, Gabriel Franco, Eddie Sandoval (San Jose Police Dept.)

(L-R) Hugo Chavez, Gabriel Franco, Eddie Sandoval (San Jose Police Dept.)

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SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A San Jose grand jury has indicted three alleged gang members for shootings that killed one person and injured three others.

The indictments against 25-year-old Gabriel Franco, 24-year-old Eddie Sandoval and 31-year-old Hugo Chavez stem from two shootings in 2008.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

In the first, a parked car was sprayed with bullets. One victim, 18 years old, was killed and the other seriously injured. Two week later, a drive-by shooting sent two more victims to the hospital.

“Probably all three of them thought they were going to get away with this,” said Sgt. Jason Dwyer, a spokesman for the San Jose Police Department.

Franco and Sandoval were already in custody on unrelated charges when a Santa Clara County grand jury handed down the indictments after a lengthy investigation.

“We don’t forget about our homicide cases. Even if they’re four years old, we’re still going to be hunting down who’s responsible for killing people in our city,” Dwyer said.

Dwyer said Chavez was arrested last week in Hayward.

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