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SJPD Arrests 2 Suspects for Homicide - Need Help Locating 2 Other Suspects
Filed under Press Release, on 7/21/2020 4:03:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 20-030-0042
LOCATION: 1000 block of Leigh Avenue, San Jose
 
 
VICTIM: Arturo Castillo AGE: 30 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
 
 
SUSPECT #1: Michael Epps  AGE: 39 Years
ADDRESS: Yuba City, CA resident
 
 
SUSPECT #2: Richard Moten AGE: 38 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
 
 
SUSPECT #3: Antione Simon AGE: 43 Years
ADDRESS: Tigard, OR resident
 
 
SUSPECT #4: Venitia Hyatt AGE: 38 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Michael Epps Suspect Richard Moten Suspect Antione Simon Suspect Venitia Hyatt
IN-CUSTODY IN-CUSTODY WANTED WANTED


San Jose, Calif. - On Thursday, January 30, 2020, at about 1:20 AM, San Jose police officers responded to the 1000 block of Leigh Avenue in San Jose on a report of a shooting.  Arriving officers located victim Arturo Castillo in a vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  Castillo was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, Castillo was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Homicide detectives conducted extensive follow-up investigation, identified the listed suspects, and obtained murder warrants for each suspect. Suspect Epps was taken into custody in Sacramento on June 3, 2020, by the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit. Epps was subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail for murder. Suspect Moten was taken into custody in San Jose on June 23, 2020, by homicide detectives. Moten was subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail for murder.

Suspects Antione Simon and Venitia Hyatt have active murder warrants for their arrest and have not been located. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call "911" or contact Detective Sergeant John Cary or Detective Elizabeth Ramirez of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-797-4595.

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: 07/21/2020 TIME: 4:30 PM DATE: 07/21/2020 TIME: 4:30 PM


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