SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — San Jose Police arrested a 40-year-old woman last week in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed a 33-year-old man earlier this month.
Amber Daphnee Chavez, of San Jose, was taken into custody on April 20 on suspicion of homicide, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, police said in a news release.READ MORE: Farms, Ranches In Southern Santa Clara County Grapple With Worsening Drought
On April 8, at 4:57 p.m., officers responded to reports of a collision on the 1100 block of South First Street. Officers arrived to find the victim, Ricardo Cendejas of San Jose, with life-threatening injuries, police said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he died on April 16.
Police said an investigation revealed that the suspect was connected to a carjacking and allegedly used the vehicle as a weapon to intentionally attack the victim. Information about a motive was not released.READ MORE: 5 Boats Burn, 4 Destroyed in the Delta Near Bethel Island
The death was the city’s 13th homicide this year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Hamblin #3600 or Detective Rak #3994 of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide unit at (408) 277-5283.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 408-947-7867.MORE NEWS: COVID: Service Industry Employers Lament Lack of People Willing to Fill Open Jobs
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