FREMONT, Calif. - Three of four suspects accused of shooting two roommates while trying to steal their truck on Sunday have been arrested at a homeless encampment in San Jose, Fremont police said.
Jennifer Cabrera, 18; Sugey Garcia, 20; and Alfredo Carabes, 24; were booked at the Fremont jail on charges of attempted murder, robbery and vehicle theft. Police allege that Carabes is actually the shooting suspect. A fourth suspect is still at large.
The trio were found late Sunday night in tents at a homeless camp on Grant Street and Almaden Avenue in San Jose, police said. They are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at 9 a.m. and efforts to reach them or their attorneys were not immediately successful.
According to Fremont police Sgt. Rob Alexander, police received a report of an auto burglary in progress in the area of Summit Drive and Mello Way on Sunday, just before 3 a.m.
The suspects had been trying to steal Kevin Sykes’ truck. He told KTVU in a previous interview that he heard the alarm going off and rushed outside to see someone rummaging through it. That burglar took off running. Sykes said he then confronted three other people in a truck nearby. To him, they looked like they were also involved in the burglary -- the engine was running and the door was open.
"The guy in the back tried to get out and I sort of pinned his leg in, then yelled for my roommate to come out," Sykes said. "He took over holding the door where I was."
"I got halfway up my driveway and I heard a gunshot," he added.
Sykes was running to his house to call the police when he heard the shot. He turned around to see his roommate lying in the street holding his stomach. Someone also shot Sykes and he and his roommate were taken to the hospital.
Sykes was released but his 47-year-old roommate was still in the hospital on Tuesday, police said.