A 22-year-old father of six was brutally murdered in broad daylight Saturday while standing in a restaurant parking lot in downtown San Jose and a nearby surveillance camera captured the entire scene.
The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Tico’s Tacos, near the intersection of North Third and Julian Street.
Witnesses too scared to go on camera told KTVU that the shooting stemmed from a fight, saying someone struck the victim, 22-year-old Ramon Garcia with axe-like weapon before he was shot and killed.
Surveillance footage shows the gunman running up on Garcia, hitting him with some kind of weapon and then shooting him while standing just mere feet away before fleeing the scene.
A bicyclist is then seen riding up and assisting Garcia.
Footage showed that around 10 minutes had passed before medical personnel arrived to help Garcia, who later died at the hospital at around 1:43 p.m.
San Jose Police blocked off the scene while they investigated the shooting but officers would not speak on camera. As of that evening, San Jose Police had no suspects in custody nor a motive, nor did investigators know whether the shooting was gang-related.
Later that night, a woman dropped by the scene and lit candles near the spot where Garcia was found.
She would not identify herself but she told KTVU that she had been dating Garcia.
“He wanted to change but he didn't have the right amount of love around him to change,” the unidentified woman told KTVU.
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