San Jose Police Investigating City's 39th Homicide

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 12:01 AM PDT
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In San Jose, police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning just south of downtown. NBC Bay Area's Kimberly Tere reports from the San Jose Police Department headquarters with more on what happened and what it means to the crime rate in the city.

In San Jose, police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning just south of downtown. NBC Bay Area's Kimberly Tere reports from the San Jose Police Department headquarters with more on what happened and what it means to the crime rate in the city.

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A shooting in San Jose early Sunday left one person dead early and another in custody as the city's police department investigates its 39th homicide of the year.

Police said the shooting happened on the 100 block of Morrison Avenue.

Family members took the victim, a man in his 30s, to a local hospital with at least one gunshot wound, but the victim was pronounced dead at 4:54 a.m., according to Sgt. Heather Randol.

Less than 20 minutes later, the suspect, who knew the victim, was taken into custody.

The motive is still under investigation, and police do not know if the shooting was gang related.

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The 39th homicide is five more than San Jose had at this time last year, and it is the first homicide the city has had since September.

Over the summer, San Jose police rolled out a plan to increase police presence on the streets and suppress a rise in gang activity. At that time, San Jose's overall homicide rate was on track to outpace 2012, which ended with a two-decade high of 46 homicides.
 

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