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Homicide Investigation 9/8/2017: 4200 block of Senter Rd.
Filed under Press Release, on 9/9/2017 by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 17-251-0741
LOCATION: 4200 block of Senter Rd.
VICTIM: Withheld

SUSPECT #1: Alan Christopher Gaeta AGE: 40 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect: Alan Christopher Gaeta


San Jose: On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 6:47 p.m., San Jose police officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 4200 block of Senter Rd. The call was subsequently updated to a person stabbed.

Arriving officers located an adult male victim suffering from at least one stab wound and the suspect had fled the scene.The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. 

While officers were investigating  the stabbing, they connected similarities of the suspect and suspect vehicle  with another incident that had occurred on Hellyer Avenue and Palisade Drive approximately 5 minutes earlier. In that incident, a suspect attempted to stab another adult male victim, but the victim was able to escape unharmed and called police. 

A broadcast was issued for the suspect vehicle. A Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputy spotted the suspect in the vehicle on Bentoak Lane in San Jose. The suspect was detained until detectives arrived and arrested him without incident. 

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office will release the victim's name after they confirm his identity and notify next of kin.

The suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder and attempted murder. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Montonye or Detective Jason Tanner 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. Paul Spagnoli #2924
DATE: 09/09/2017 TIME: 2:00 PM DATE: 09/09/2017 TIME: 2:00 PM


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