4 San Jose double homicide suspects arrested, drugs, weapons seized

SAN JOSE  — Four suspects in an October mass shooting outside a San Jose restaurant that left two men dead and four others injured have been arrested and a large amount of drugs and two weapons were seized during a series of police raids last week, San Jose police announced Wednesday.

San Jose police officers and federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents executed six search warrants and six arrest warrants connected to October 16, 2020, shooting at various locations throughout San José on Jan 19. Taken into custody during those raids were;

  • 34-year-old Raymond Araujo,
  • 20-year-old Andres Salas Campos,
  • 44-year-old Oswaldo Varela
  • 31-year-old Leticia Escalera.

During the course of the investigation, detectives said it was discovered that one of the primary suspects, Raymond Araujo, was also involved in the selling and distribution of narcotics.

The drugs and weapons were seized during the raids were:

  • 1 gallon of liquid meth
  • 6 pounds of cocaine
  • 3.85 pounds of heroin
  • Marijuana for sales
  • 30 fentanyl pills
  • A 9mm ghost Glock semi-auto handgun
  • An AR-15 rifle
  • $175,000 in cash

San Jose police said in all seven suspects were arrested — four associated to the homicide and three for narcotics-related activity. All of the suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for various charges.

On Oct. 16 at approximately 11:40 p.m. officers responded to the Nuevo Vallarta restaurant located in the 100 block of S. Capitol Ave. for a shooting incident.

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