Security guard killed in San Jose identified


A man shot and killed in San Jose Saturday night was identified by police Monday as a security guard working at a business near the homicide scene.

Manuel Alvarez Zuniga, 34, of San Jose was found shot in the 300 block of North Capitol Avenue at 9:44 p.m., police said. He was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries a short time later.

Police have not disclosed a motive for Zuniga’s shooting, but the Chronicle reported Zuniga was killed after interrupting the theft of a $30 box of cigars from the liquor store next door.

Investigators are canvassing the area for more information, police said. No suspects have been identified.

Anyone with information about the shooting has been asked to call San Jose police Detective Sgt. Milliken or Detective Corral at (408) 277-5283. Anonymous tips can be left via the tip line at (408) 947-7867.

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