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Police make arrest in fatal shooting of San Jose homeless man

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the fatal shooting of a homeless man found dead along a creek trail near San Jose’s Happy Hallow Park and Zoo last weekend, police said Thursday.

Officers responded shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday to reports of a body discovered in the area of Story Road and Remillard Court, according to San Jose police.

The name of the victim, a homeless man living in the area, has not yet been released by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

Investigators eventually identified the San Jose man as the suspect and arrested him Tuesday. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of murder, police said.

Anyone with information about the homicide, San Jose’s 28th of 2021, is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Hamblin or Detective Valosek of the department’s homicide unit at (408) 277-5283.

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