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Suspect arrested for murder of 3-year-old boy in Santa Clara



Suspect arrested for murder of 3-year-old boy in Santa Clara.
SCPD agents detained and arrested Sergio Colín Gómez, suspected of the murder of a 3-year-old boy in Santa Clara.

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Agents of Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) detained and arrested Sergio Colín Gómez, 24 years old and resident of the same city, after receiving a report of shooting a 3-year-old child. 

Officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Poinciana Drive after receiving a report of a shooting. The informant called the police to report that her boyfriend shot her 3-year-old son.

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

SCPD authorities detained a suspect near the residence, who resisted arrest and, after a brief struggle, was taken into custody. He was taken 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 minor. The suspect is not related to the victim. A gun was located at the scene of the shooting. 

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 fhagg@santaclaraca.gov.

Alternatively, those who wish to remain anonymous can leave a message on the SCPD's anonymous tip line at (408) 615-4TIP (4847).

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Pamela Cruz
Pamela Cruz
Editor-in-Chief of Peninsula 360 Press. A communicologist by profession, but a journalist and writer by conviction, with more than 10 years of media experience. Specialized in medical and scientific journalism at Harvard and winner of the International Visitors Leadership Program scholarship from the U.S. government.


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