Suspect arrested in shootout connected to crime spree, homicide

Suspect is being held on suspicion of homicide, the attempted murder of a police officer and armed robbery


Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO — The man arrested by San Jose police Friday after a high-speed chase and shootout with officers is also suspected in the killing of a man during a carjacking attempt and of four armed robberies, police said.

Jonathan Wilbanks was being held on suspicion of homicide, the attempted murder of a police officer and armed robbery, police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Sunday.

Wilbanks, 26, was one of two men in a car that a San Jose police officer had spotted a little after 9 p.m. Friday that fit the description of the getaway car used in the robberies and in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man during the carjacking attempt, Dwyer said. 

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