County of Santa Clara Update Regarding Shooting at Valley Transportation Authority: Medical Examiner-Coroner Identifies Victims

Santa Clara County, CA  The Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner has completed its onsite investigation at the scene of today’s shooting at the Valley Transportation Authority Maintenance Yard in San Jose and has identified the deceased victims of the shooting. Notification has been made to each victim’s next of kin. The identities of the victims are listed below:

  • Paul Delacruz Megia, age 42
  • Taptejdeep Singh, age 36
  • Adrian Balleza, age 29
  • Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, age 35
  • Timothy Michael Romo, age 49
  • Michael Joseph Rudometkin, age 40
  • Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, age 63
  • Lars Kepler Lane, age 63

The staff and leadership of the Medical Examiner-Coroner and the entire County of Santa Clara leadership want to express their deepest condolences to the families and individuals impacted by this senseless tragedy.

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


Media Contact: María Leticia Gómez/Laurel Anderson, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119, [email protected]​​​

Posted: May 27, 2021


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