Suspect in 22-year old shooting still wanted

The Associated Press
Tuesday October 30, 2001

SAN JOSE — Police are looking for a 22-year-old suspect in the shooting death of a rookie officer. 

DeShawn Campbell of San Jose likely will face murder charges in Sunday’s death of 24-year-old Jeffrey Fontana, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Steve Dixon. 

Police believe Fontana had stopped a vehicle in an upscale neighborhood in San Jose early Sunday and was shot while approaching it. 

Residents called to report an officer on the ground near his patrol car. Fontana was pronounced dead at the scene, Dixon said. 

Police said Fontana, who was working his regular beat, never called for help and there was no record of a traffic stop. 

Fontana had just finished his 16-week field training and had been patrolling on his own in the last two weeks before being gunned down.  

He had been a member of the force for less than a year.