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Pursuant to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
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SJPD Arrests Suspect For Unsolved 2012 Homicide
Filed under Press Release, on 4/7/2016 3:15:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 12-236-0969 / 12-231-0534
LOCATION:  Area of King Rd. & Burdette Dr. in San Jose
 
VICTIM: Armondo Heredia AGE: 18
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
SUSPECT: Balam Gonzalez
AGE: 22
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
Suspect Balam Gonzalez

San Jose: On April 4, 2016, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office filed murder charges against suspect Balam Gonzalez for the murder of Armondo Heredia. The incident occurred on August 23, 2012, in the area of King Rd. and Burdette Dr. in San Jose. Suspect Gonzalez was also charged with attempted murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred several days prior, on August 18, 2012, in the 200 block of San Jose Ave. in San Jose, in which that victim was shot, but survived.

Suspect Gonzalez is currently in custody at the Santa Clara County Jail, where he has been since 2013 when he was arrested and charged with the murder of Pedro Cortez, who was shot and killed near Capitol Park in San Jose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant John Barg at 408-277-4631 or 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. Kevin Abruzzini #2787
DATE: 4/7/16 TIME: 1:30 PM DATE: 4/7/16 TIME: 3:00 PM


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