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Three Men Charged in Death of San Jose State Nursing Student

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    NBC Bay Area
    Kimberly Chico

    Three men are now charged in the death of a San Jose State University nursing student who was shot and killed while she drove through downtown San Jose last month.

    San Jose police announced on Wednesday the arrests of Caris Warren, 22, and Jessie Grant, 23, both of San Jose. Those arrests follow the arrest of Johnny Lozano, 23, of San Jose on Aug. 7.

    The trio are now all allegedly connected to the killing of Kimberly Chico, 19, who died Aug. 3 when a stray bullet whizzed into her car. Chico was in the passenger seat and caught in the crossfire.

    She and her friend were driving in the area of 3rd and E. San Salvador streets when the shooting happened at 1:20 a.m.

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    San Jose police said the shooting was "gang-motivated" and Chico was an innocent bystander.

    Police said there was no known link between the suspects and the victim.

    The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has now charged all three suspects with Chico's murder as well as a gang enhancement.

    "This was a very sad case of a victim in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Homicide Unit Commander Michael Kihmm. "My condolences go out to her family. "

    Chico’s family told NBC Bay Area that Chico was out with her friend celebrating their last night together before her friend went back to San Diego for school.

    Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at (408)277-5283. Persons wishing to provide information anonymously may call Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at (408)947-STOP (7867) or may visit www.tipsubmit.org and may be eligible for a reward.