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Homicide Investigation: 12-13-2019 Shooting Victim Dies on 01-12-2020
Filed under Press Release, on 1/16/2020 3:30:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 19-347-0076
LOCATION: 4000 block of Formby Court, San Jose
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 21 Years
SUSPECT: Cole Gregory Halvorson  AGE: 18 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Cole Gregory Halvorson

San Jose, Calif. - On Friday, December 13, 2019, at about 1:40 AM, San Jose police officers responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the 4000 block of Formby Court in San Jose. When officers arrived on scene, the involved parties were gone. Officers determined the involved parties drove the 21 year-old male victim to a local hospital.

Officers responded to the hospital and detained three adult males who were with the victim. The investigation revealed one of the detainees, Cole Gregory Halvorson, was a passenger in a vehicle with the other detainees when he shot the victim. The victim remained at a local hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Halvorson was taken into custody at the hospital and booked into Santa Clara County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon – 245(a)(2) PC (felony), negligent discharge of a firearm – 246(a) PC (felony), possession of narcotics with a firearm – 11370.1 HS (felony), and possession of a loaded unregistered firearm – 25850 PC (felony).

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, the victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Suspect Halvorson remains in custody at Santa Clara County Jail. Homicide detectives will present the case to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be amended.

This will be considered the City’s first homicide of 2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Ali Miri or Detective Gabriel Cuenca 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 Joseph #3148
DATE: 01/16/2020 TIME: 3:30 PM DATE: 01/16/2020 TIME: 3:30 PM


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