Wanted fugitive taken into custody after barricading inside East San Jose home

San Jose police say they have taken a burglary and assault suspect into custody following a standoff in East San Jose Thursday night. The standoff developed when officers and a K9 unit attempted to contact a fugitive wanted on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon and multiple counts of burglary and attempted burglary earlier on Thursday at a home on Askham Place Court.

29-year-old Neang Nghounoi, a San Jose resident, was taken into police custody Thursday night. He was wanted for residential burglary at the 2600 block of Casey Way back in August, according to Officer Albert Morales. 23-year-old Kristina Hernandez, also of San Jose was arrested October, 29th in connection to the same burglary. 


Several people fled the home that was barricaded on foot and jumped over fences in the area when officers arrived, police said.

One person was detained and later arrested on an outstanding warrant, while others ran back inside the home, including the fugitive being sought by police.

The fugitive, who police described as a known gang member, remained inside the home with several other people and refused to come out, according to police.

Police set up a perimeter around the home and asked residents to shelter in place.

Police announced the suspect's capture on Twitter at 8:45 p.m. and say they are now searching the residence.