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County of Santa Clara Update Regarding Shooting at Valley Transportation Authority: Medical Examiner-Coroner Releases Autopsy Findings of the Victims

 

Santa Clara County, CA  The Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner has completed the autopsies of the nine victims of the Valley Transportation Authority Maintenance Yard shooting that occurred on May 26. The Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office is releasing the cause and manner of death for all nine individuals.

Fatalities

Cause of death

Manner of death

Paul Megia, age 42

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Timothy Romo, age 49

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Taptejdeep Singh, age 36

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Michael Rudometkin, age 40

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Adrian Balleza, age 29

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, age 35

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Alex Fritch, age 49

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Lars Kepler Lane, age 63

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, age 63

Multiple gunshot wounds

Homicide

 
The Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office is providing the cause and manner of death for each victim following a thorough investigation and autopsies. Further details about cause of death will not be released until the autopsy reports are completed.

The staff and leadership of the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office and the entire County of Santa Clara leadership extend their deepest condolences to the victims’ families, VTA family, and individuals impacted by this senseless tragedy.

Community members who need support can contact the County’s Behavioral Health Services call center and get connected to services at 1-800-704-0900 (select option 2). You can also call the Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 1-855-278-4204 to get assistance in multiple languages, or text RENEW to 741741 (text services available in English only).

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 Media Contact: María Leticia Gómez/Laurel Anderson, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119, sccpublicaffairs@ceo.sccgov.org​​​


Posted: June 2, 2021

Last updated: 6/2/2021 5:07 PM