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Homicide - 3002 Story Road
Filed under Press Release, on 8/23/2012 10:25:00 AM by Author: Officer Jose Garcia #3532.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 12-234-0839
LOCATION: Safeway grocery store, 3002 Story Road
DATE: 8/21/12
TIME: 8:37 PM
 
 
VICTIM:  Juan Munoz AGE: 24
ADDRESS: San Jose, CA resident
 
SUSPECT: Michael Howard AGE: 27
ADDRESS: San Jose, CA resident DOB: 5/30/85
SANTA CLARA COUNTY JAIL BOOKING NUMBER (CEN): 12037121
SANTA CLARA COUNTY JAIL PERSONAL FILE NUMBER (PFN): EBS214
 
San Jose:
 

Suspect Micahel Paul HowardOn Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at approximately 8:37 p.m., San Jose Fire paramedics responded to the Safeway grocery store, 3002 Story Road, on a report of a male adult who had suffered a medical emergency.  Paramedics contacted the patient inside the store and determined he was suffering from at least one stab wound.  Firefighter paramedics called for police assistance.
 
The victim, identified as Juan Munoz, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Michael Howard of San Jose, fled prior to the arrival of emergency personnel, but was arrested on 8/22/12 at his residence in San Jose.  

The circumstances and motive surrounding the stabbing remain under investigation.  No further details are being released.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the San Jose Police Department, Homicide Unit, at (408) 277-5283. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and convictions of the suspect(s) may be eligible for a reward.

This marks the city's 31st homicide of the year.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Erin Fong #3394 or Detective John Barg #3640 of the San Jose Police Department, Homicide Investigations Unit, at (408) 277-5283. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
 
For Santa Clara County Jail inmate custody and court appearance information, visit: http://eservices.sccgov.org/ovr/find_inmate.do.
 
BY: Officer Jose Garcia #3532 AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. E. Fong #3394
DATE: 8/23/2012 TIME: 10:00 AM DATE: 8/23/2012 TIME: 10:25 AM


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