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SJPD Arrests Homicide Suspect from a 2016 Assault
Filed under Press Release, on 2/14/2020 4:40:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 16-196-0020
LOCATION: 700 block of E. Mission St., San Jose
VICTIMS: Martin Cardenas AGE: 41 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
SUSPECT: Jesse Michael Jimenez  AGE: 22 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Jesse Michael Jimenez

San Jose, Calif. - On Monday, July 14, 2016, at about 12:20 AM, San Jose police officers responded to a person shot in the 700 block of E. Mission St. in San Jose. Arriving officers located victim Martin Cardenas suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Victim Cardenas was taken to a local hospital. The suspect fled the scene and was not initially apprehended. Victim Cardenas underwent medical treatment and was discharged from the hospital at a later date.

Patrol officers identified suspect Jesse Jimenez. Assaults Unit detectives conducted follow-up investigation and obtained an attempted murder arrest warrant for suspect Jimenez. In January 2017, suspect Jimenez was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail where he remains in custody awaiting trial.

On October 19, 2018, victim Cardenas was admitted to a hospital in Monterey County. On October 25, 2018, victim Cardenas was pronounced deceased at the hospital.   

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office reviewed the facts of the case and ruled the manner of death a homicide. Jimenez remains in custody and his charges will be amended to murder - 187 PC (felony).

This incident will count as the City’s 5th homicide of 2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant John Cary or Detective Elizabeth Ramirez 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: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brian Shab #3549
DATE: 2/14/2020 TIME: 4:40 PM DATE: 2/14/2020 TIME: 4:40 PM


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