Officers found Mendiola Zepeda suffering from at least one gunshot wound about 12:20 p.m. when they were called to the 1900 block of Senter Road for a report of a shooting.
Mendiola Zepeda was pronounced dead at the scene. His death marked the city’s 19th homicide of the year.
No suspects have been arrested or publicly identified.
Mendiola Zepeda was returning from an outing with friends to get pizza when he was shot outside his home, according to an online fundraiser organized to cover his funeral costs.
“My youngest son was a very happy kid,” said Maria Elena Emily Zepeda, adding that he was caring, loved his siblings and was “very protective.”Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Detective Sgt. TJ Lewis or Detective Brian Meeker at 408-277-5283, or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or at svcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.