Woman found dead inside San Jose home, barricaded suspect taken into custody

A suspect is in custody and police in San Jose are now investigating their 16th homicide of the year, after a woman was found dead inside a home on the evening of Memorial Day, officials say. 

Police initially responded to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 300 block of North 20th Street just after 6 p.m. on Monday. Officials said a suspect was barricaded inside the residence and they were investigating a possible shooting. 

Special operations personnel were sent to the scene to negotiate the suspect's peaceful surrender. The public was asked to stay clear of the area. 

By 8:38 p.m., police said the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody. Officers later found a woman's body inside the home. Investigators said the victim suffered extensive physical trauma. Police did not say if the victim had been shot or beaten. 

SJPD was investigating a homicide where a woman was found dead inside a residence. May 27, 2024. 

Investigators also said the suspect had self-inflicted wounds and was taken to a hospital. He’s being held on one count of homicide. The motive and circumstances surrounding these events are unknown. 

Police would not say if the victim and suspect were related but did say they were known to each other.


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