Man wanted in San Jose homicide caught in Mexico

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Mexico this week in connection with a fatal shooting in San Jose back in April, police said Friday.

Jose Aguirre is accused of the shooting reported shortly before 4:30 a.m. on April 9 in the area of Meridian Way and Pedro Street, where officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries there.

Investigators identified Aguirre as the primary suspect in the case and learned that he had fled to Mexico. On Tuesday, he was taken into custody in Mexicali and was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service and was booked into Imperial County Jail, where he is awaiting extradition back to Santa Clara County, police said.

Anyone with information on San Jose's seventh homicide of the year is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Martinez or Detective Ancelet at or or (408) 277-5283.