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Santa Clara Police Department
Tuesday February 20th, 2024 :: 05:01 p.m. PST


PRESS RELEASE – *Update* Murder-Suspect in custody.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:25 a.m., Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Poinciana Drive after receiving the report of a shooting. The reporting party called police to report her live-in boyfriend shot her 3-year-old son.

SCPD officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call. The victim was located inside the residence and had suffered a gunshot wound. CPR was performed but unfortunately the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

SCPD officers detained a male suspect near the residence. The suspect resisted arrest and after a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The suspect is currently in police custody and is expected to be booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for murder.

The victim was identified as a 3-year-old male juvenile. The suspect is not related to the victim. A handgun was located at the scene of the shooting. There is no threat to public safety.

This remains an active and open investigation. The investigation is preliminary, and the motive is unknown at this time. Witnesses to the incident or anyone with evidence and/or information are asked to contact Detective Hagg at 408-615-4814 or email him at [email protected].

Alternatively, those who wish to remain nameless can leave a message on the SCPD Anonymous Tip Line at (408) 615-4TIP (4847).

Suspect 1: Sergio ColinGomez aka “Sergio Colin Gomez”
Age: 24
Residence: Santa Clara, Ca
Charges: Charges are pending.

Date of Occurrence: February 20, 2024
Time: 2:25 a.m.
Incident: Murder
Location: 3700 block of Poinciana Dr., Santa Clara, Ca
Case Number: 2402200013

Prepared by: Lieutenant Mike Crescini, Public Information Officer, (408) 615-4865.

Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-615-5580

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