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SJPD Arrests Suspect in Homicide that occurred on Santa Clara St. from 12-2-2017
Filed under Press Release, on 12/21/2017 3:20:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 17-336-0162
LOCATION: 1200 block of Santa Clara Street
VICTIM: Jamal Wright AGE: 44 Years
ADDRESS: Redwood City Resident
SUSPECT: Lejon Terrel Rhodes AGE: 24 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect: Lejon Terrel Rhodes


San Jose: On Saturday, December 2, 2017, at approximately 3:36 AM, San Jose police officers responded to a person shot in the 1200 block of Santa Clara Street in San Jose.  Arriving officers located an adult male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased short time later.

Follow up investigation by Homicide detectives identified suspect Lejon Terrel Rhodes as the person responsible for the murder of victim Jamal Wright.  On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the suspect was arrested in San Francisco by the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit.  Suspect Rhodes was booked into Santa Clara County jail for Murder. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Wayne Smith or Detective Sergeant John Barg of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. 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.


BY: Ofc. Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. John Barg #3640
DATE: 12/21/17 TIME: 1:00 PM DATE: 12/21/17 TIME: 1:00 PM


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