Men Named In Main Street Shooting

Three are in custody after drug sale went bad last week.

A Milpitas teen and two San Jose men were arrested last week after a shooting on South Main Street followed a wayward drug deal.

Lejon Terrell Rhodes, 18, and Jamie Fraser, 30, both of San Jose, and a 17-year old Milpitas man were arrested after police responded to a call of a shooting about 12:39 p.m. on March 9 on the 1400 block of S. Main Street, according to police reports.

A witness told police that the shooter was wearing all black and running west on Cedar Way from South Main. Milpitas Police officers found Rhodes and the 17-year old behind Jerry's Deli. The officer stopped the two men after he saw the 17-year old take a revolver from his waistband and throw it away, according to reports.

Police learned that the 17-year old, Rhodes and another man met Frasier on Lonetree Court to buy marijuana, according to reports. The 17-year old left without paying, and Fraser shot him as he attempted to run away. The 17-year old and Rhodes ran behind Jerry's Deli. The third man ran toward Zanker School, which was put on lockdown because police did not know if that man was armed, according to reports. He remains at large.

Fraser drove away and police arrested him about four hours later at his home in San Jose, according to reports.

The 17-year old was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for carrying a concealed firearm, posession of marijuana and providing a false name. Rhodes was released without charges. Fraser was booked into Santa Clara County jail for attempted murder, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and being armed with a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to police.

Anyone with information should call Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400; report it anonymously at 408-586-2500; or visit the police department's website.



jack bauer May 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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