Second Suspect in Deadly Crime Spree Arrested

15-year-old captured in Concord Friday in connection with a crime spree in San Jose last week that left a 22-year-old man dead and included the shooting of a police officer.

A 15-year-old San Jose boy was arrested in the 5200 block of Clayton Road in Concord on Friday. Concord police assisted San Jose police during the arrest.

The teenager was wanted for the killing of Rory Park-Pettiford, of San Jose, the night of Nov. 16, as well as the attempted murder of a San Jose police officer, police said.

Jonathan Wilbanks, 26, of San Jose, was arrested on the night of the shooting.

Police say that Wilbanks and his teen accomplice robbed four East San Jose businesses and started a shootout with police that injured an officer.

Park-Pettiford was shot during the pair's attempted carjacking in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store in the 400 block of Kiely Boulevard in San Jose that night, according to police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday morning a public viewing was held for Park-Pettiford in Campbell.

A donation fund to help cover burial costs for the Campbell native has been set up.

Payments may be made via www.roryparkdonations.com.

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Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz November 27, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Wow, a 15 year old young man? Well I'm sure his problems started earlier in his life...just wished these kids would get the proper help. Because they most certainly will not find in our Penal system.
Jim November 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
These stories are missing a point. How did he get to Concord? Whose house was he at? What kind of family did he come from? etc. etc. etc.
Sheila Sanchez November 28, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Hi Jim, good questions ... These are great BCN stories and media is constrained now by what is being released by SJPD. I'm sure as soon as this info is ready, we'll get more updates. Thanks for reading.


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