Former prisoner suspected of supplying weapons to 16-year-old in San Jose

Police have arrested a 23-year-old former inmate suspected of supplying weapons to a 16-year-old San Jose teenager who allegedly smuggled a loaded firearm onto the campus of a local high school.

San Jose police said on Monday that Eric Diaz-Ramirez and the teenager were arrested on March 15.

During simultaneous searches of the suspects’ homes, police seized four weapons, three of them semi-automatic pistols, ammunition and about 44 grams of cocaine, police said.

Police said the teen allegedly brought a hidden loaded weapon to Independence High School in East San Jose during school hours.

Detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of both suspects in addition to warrants to search their homes.

According to police, Diaz-Ramirez is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning a firearm or ammunition. Both Diaz-Ramirez and the teenager were taken into custody on suspicion of various firearms-related crimes.

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