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SJSU Identifies Shooting Victims, Offers Condolences to All Affected By This Tragedy

Pat Lopes Harris, back facing camera center, speaks to a group of reporters and students.

Pat Lopes Harris, (center) SJSU's director of media relations, addresses the press today. Anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to contact SJSUPD Investigations Unit at (408) 924-2168.

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Pat Lopes Harris

Incident Information
TYPE OF INCIDENT:  Murder-Suicide
CASE NUMBER:  SG-11-00700
LOCATION:  10th Street Parking Garage
DATE:  May 10, 2011
TIME:   8:37 PM
Victim #1:  Marcory Tarlit Caliguiran, Age 25, Student, San Jose, CA  (Deceased)
Victim #2:  Thomas Kyle Williams, Age 26, Student, San Jose, CA.  (Deceased)
Suspect:  Napoleon Lavarias Caliguiran, Age 54, Non-Student, San Jose, CA  (Deceased)

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at approximately 8:37 p.m., the San Jose State University Police Department and the San Jose Police Department received several reports of gunshots heard on the fifth floor of the 10th Street Parking Garage. SJSUPD and SJPD officers responded to the location and discovered three people with gunshot wounds. Two of the people were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person was transported to the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, where that person was later pronounced dead.

SJSUPD and SJPD detectives are jointly investigating this incident as a murder-suicide. Police have determined that the shooting is an isolated incident and the subjects were known to each other. It did not appear to be a random shooting nor is it believed to be gang-related. Investigators have yet to fully determine the motive for the shooting. The handgun used in the incident was recovered at the scene and there are no outstanding suspects.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to contact the San Jose State University Police Department Investigations Unit at (408) 924-2168.

San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 29,000 students and 3,190 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.