March 16, 2012 > Shooting
Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj
On March 9, 2012, at approximately 12:39 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting a shooting on South Main Street. The caller indicated a subject had been shot. The citizen reported seeing a gun and hearing the gun discharge. A witness stated the shooter was last seen wearing all black and running westbound on Cedar Way from South Main Street. Milpitas Police Officers arrived at the location within two minutes of the call and located a 17 year-old male and Lejon Rhodes to the rear of Jerry's Deli. The first officer on scene observed the 17 year-old male removing a revolver from his waistband and throw it away; at which point the 17 year-old and Rhodes were detained for this investigation.
Further investigation revealed the 17 year-old, Rhodes, and an unknown suspect had met Fraser on Lonetree Court in Milpitas to purchase marijuana. During the marijuana transaction, the 17 year-old male took the marijuana without making payment and Fraser shot at him as he attempted to flee on foot. The 17 year-old and Rhodes ran to the rear parking-lot of Jerry's Deli, the third unknown male fled on foot towards Zanker School, which was locked down during the incident for the safety of school children and staff, because it was unknown if the third suspect was armed. Fraser fled the area in his vehicle. Zanker School was reopened within an hour. Approximately four hours later, Fraser was located at a home in San Jose and taken into custody.
The 17 year-old male was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for carrying a concealed firearm, possession of marijuana, and providing a false name. Rhodes was released without charges and the third unknown suspect is still at large. Jamie Fraser was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for attempted murder, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana, and for being armed with a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Milpitas Police Department is actively investigating this shooting and anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/citydept/police