Four suspects arrested in connection with San Jose homicide

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San Jose police arrested four people in connection with a homicide that occured in July and left an elderly man dead, authorities said.

On July 12 officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 3200 block of Montecito Drive.

When officers arrived they saw a vehicle leaving the area. Police tried to stop the vehicle and a brief pursuit ensued but ended when the vehicle failed to yield.

Officers then went back to Montecito Drive and found that there had been forced entry at the home. Police entered the home and found the victim, 84-year-old Nghia Van Nguyen, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon further investigation, officers identified the suspects involved in the homicide.

On July 16, officers arrested Bud Landers, 22, at a residence in Oakland on charges of murder, burglary, and robbery.

A second suspect, 21-year-old Theron Brooks, was arrested on July 26 at a home in Merced on charges murder, burglary, and robbery.

Shaqueoia Brooks, 27, was arrested on Aug. 15 in San Jose for being an accessory to murder and conspiracy, police said.

A fourth suspect, 19-year-old Imari Harris, was located on Aug. 22, at a home in Oakland for murder, burglary and robbery.

All suspects remain in custody.

In a statement, San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said, "I hope people can sleep a little safer knowing these individuals are off the street."