SAN JOSE -- Police continue their search for suspects in the deadly daylight downtown shooting of a 22-year-old San Jose man, which may have stemmed from an earlier clash at nearby St. James Park.
Police and relatives confirmed that Ramon Garcia, 22, was the victim of the Saturday afternoon attack. A surveillance camera near North Fourth and East Julian streets recorded the shooting that occurred about 1 p.m.
In the video, Garcia is being chased by an unidentified man into the parking lot behind Tico's Tacos restaurant, and the assailant appears to fire a gun at him before running away. Moments later, another man, riding a bicycle, rolls up to the wounded victim and appears to also shoot at him.
However, investigators are only confirming the first instance of gunfire, which was marked by a clearly visible muzzle flash in the footage.
"The visual evidence doesn't seem to confirm (the second)," said Officer Albert Morales, a police spokesman. "Everything points to one person and one person only. We don't see two shooters."
Garcia was taken to the Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Relatives said he was the father of five children and was expecting a sixth.
Police say Garcia had gotten into an argument at nearby St. James Park before he was shot.
"There was an altercation prior to the shooting that started at the park. We're still trying to confirm how many people there were," Morales said.
He added that there was not enough evidence to say whether the shooting was gang related.
The death marked the city's 33rd homicide of the year. San Jose is on pace to surpass last year's homicide tally of 46, which was a two-decade high.
Anyone with information about the case can contact San Jose homicide detectives at 408-277-5283 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or with svcrimestoppers.org.
Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.