CASE NUMBER: 12-11246
INCIDENT: Deadly Weapon Assault, Firearm Involved
DATE/TIME OF ARREST: Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:10 am
LOCATION OF ARREST: 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
DEFENDANT: Dynzel Ghram Brown, 19 year old,
Following an intense investigation by the Santa Clara Police Department, 19 year old Dynzel Ghram Brown of Sunnyvale was recently arrested for shooting an unarmed victim outside a wedding reception in Santa Clara.
The investigation began in the late night hours of Sunday, October 14, 2012 when Brown confronted the adult male victim in the parking lot of 3910 Freedom Circle Drive. After a brief argument, Brown armed himself with the .22 caliber handgun and fired one round into the victim’s arm. Brown fled the scene immediately, and friends of the victim drove him to a hospital. The victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering from the injury. Brown and the victim were acquaintances.
Investigators tirelessly pursued Brown until he self-surrendered at the Santa Clara Police Department on Sunday, October 21, 2012. The Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney has charged Brown with a felony crime: Penal Code 245(a)(2)—Deadly weapon assault with the use of a gun. Brown was arraigned on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The handgun has not been recovered.
Anyone with information regarding this case or Brown is encouraged to call Santa Clara Police Detective Sergeant Craig Middlekauff at (408) 615-4823.
Deputy District Attorney Bret Wasley has been assigned to prosecute the case. He can be reached at (408) 808-3769.
Release prepared by Lieutenant Matt Hogan
Administrative Services Division