Press Release

RSS Feed
San Jose Police Department
According to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
Media Relations Unit
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Ph (408) 277-5339 Fax (408) 286-0923

Homicide Investigation 7-09-17: 700 block of S. 2nd Street
Filed under Press Release, on 7/13/2017 9:15:00 AM by Author: Albert Morales #3477.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 17-190-0349
LOCATION: 700 block of S. 2nd Street
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 60 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT: Amber Nichole Gerkin AGE: 32 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect: Gerkin


San Jose: On Sunday, July 09, 2017 at approximately 9:53 AM, officers responded to the 700 block of S. 2nd Street on a report of a person stabbed.   Upon arrival, officer's located an adult male victim suffering from a least one stab wound.  The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.  Follow-up investigation determined the suspect Gerkin was responsible for the homicide. On Sunday, July 09, 2017, the suspect was located near a residence in San Jose and arrested without incident.  The suspect was booked into the County Jail for homicide.

Preliminary information revealed a verbal argument preceded the stabbing.  The victim and the suspect were know to each other.  The motive and circumstances surrounding the stabbing are under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken or Detective Raul Corral 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. Albert Morales #3477 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Spagnoli #2924
DATE:7/13/17 TIME: 9:15 AM DATE: 7/10/17 TIME: 9:30 AM


Related Articles
There are no related articles.

Crime Stoppers

Developed by: San Jose Police - Web Development Team
The City of San José is committed to open and honest government and strives to consistently meet the community's expectations by
providing excellent service, in a positive and timely manner, and in the full view of the public. Read more about the City Code of Ethics.