SAN JOSE, Calif. - Police in San Jose have yet to reveal a motive in the death of 38-year-old Christopher Wrenn at a South Bay office park last week, but investigators said it was not a random shooting.
According to court documents obtained by KTVU, all the parties involved have extensive criminal history involving selling and possessing drugs as well as robbery.
A man, who asked to not be identified, shared office space with Christopher Wrenn. He said he moved in three weeks ago. He would often stay late moving and installing office equipment. Wrenn's sister told KTVU her brother was looking to start an online security business.
Last Thursday around 1 a.m., security cameras captured two men entering the hallway with another man running right behind them. In the video, Wrenn had his hands up. One of the men points a handgun and a masked suspect follows behind.
Police later said Wrenn was tortured and found shot to death in the hallway.
The next day, San Jose Police obtained a search warrant and seized narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia and marijuana from the business,
Two days later, on Sunday, police shot and killed an armed Matthew Castillo at an east San Jose strip mall.
According to court documents in July of last year, Castillo faced charges for stolen property and had prior convictions for transporting and selling a controlled substance.
Less 24 hours after that shooting, police killed another suspect Richard Jacquez in South San Jose.
Police said he's seen in surveillance video with a Tec-9 assault weapon. Officers thought he had that same weapon and was about to kill another woman in his car but he was not armed.
He had been arrested in 2007 for robbery and inflicting great bodily injury to the victim in that case. Friends of murder victim Christopher Wrenn are surprised about the events these last few days.
"When I had talked to him about a month ago, he didn't give any indication that he was in danger," said childhood friend Daniel Solander.
Wrenn grew up in Virginia. Friends admit Wrenn spent time in prison for drug-related offenses, the most recent arrest in February but said their friend didn't deserve to die the way he did.
"No one should have to have their life ended that way in terror and fear," said Solander. "It's just devastating to watch."
Solander called Wrenn one of the funniest, brightest and most engaging people he'd ever met. The third suspect, who has yet to be identified, is still on the run.
If anyone has any information, they're asked to contact San Jose Police.