3 arrested on homicide charges for block party shooting in April

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A San Jose woman and two men were arrested on homicide charges in connection to a block party shooting in April, police announced Wednesday. 

One of the suspects, 28-year-old Jocelyn Velazquez, was arrested by the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit on June 22. 

Two men who were her alleged accomplices were identified as Ricardo Padilla, 26, of Fremont, and Daniel Macias, 31, of Redwood City. 

Ricardo Padilla, Jocelyn Velazquez, and Daniel Macias

All three suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and facing homicide charges. 

The San Jose Police Department hasn’t released the victim’s name yet. Authorities report that the victim was shot during a block party on April 16. The incident occurred on Pfeifle Avenue in a south San Jose neighborhood. 

Investigators claim that the three suspects and the victim were at the party before an altercation broke out. The block party was an illegal pop-up event. 

After he was shot, the victim was transported to a local hospital by “associates” before officers arrived at the scene. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

“The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation,” police wrote.