Prosecutors said the April 9 fire that destroyed $14 million worth of merchandise in a Home Depot store on Blossom Hill Road was deliberately set by a man stealing power tools who is now in custody facing arson and theft charges.
Police Chief Anthony Mata said officers saw a man with a handgun pointed at other people. He said officers repeatedly asked the man to drop the gun before one officer fired shots that hit the man, who was taken to a local hospital with non-lethal injuries.
The suspects have been charged for more than 70 cases that occurred between October 2020 and this September, and hate crime enhancements have been added because the men allegedly frequently targeted Asian females who ended up injured in robberies
During the police department's initial investigation into the gun crimes charges against Denis Shevchenko in October, a search warrant revealed electronic devices, in which investigators said they discovered images and videos of child pornography.
The gun crimes only came to light after the FBI San Francisco Bay Area division's Joint Terrorism Task Force informed San Jose police about Denis Shevchenko's links to potentially threatening comments made on gab.com on May 24