21-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in San Jose’s 20th Homicide

San Jose witnessed its 20th homicide of the year as the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) arrested a 21-year-old suspect named Tyrese Burse after a tense standoff in Sacramento, according to an official update from the SJPD.

The incident unfolded on June 29, 2023, when officers responded to reports of a shooting in the vicinity of Dixie Road and Lanai Avenue.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered an adult male with at least one gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but unfortunately succumbed to them and was pronounced dead on July 7, 2023.

To swiftly solve this case, the SJPD’s Assaults Unit and Homicide Unit Detectives launched a thorough investigation, eventually identifying Tyrese Burse as the primary suspect, a resident of San Jose.

On July 11, 2023, the SJPD’s Covert Response Unit (CRU) located the suspect in Sacramento, leading to a dramatic arrest after a tense standoff that concluded with the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department.

Following the incident, the suspect was transported to San Jose and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on charges of homicide.

While the investigation continues to uncover the motive and circumstances surrounding this disturbing event, San Jose is already grappling with a significant amount of crime, evident from the 20 recorded homicides in the city this year. Such acts of violence have become a growing concern for the local community.

Individuals with any relevant information are strongly urged to step forward and contact Detective Sergeant Van Den Broeck or Detective Estantino from the SJPD’s Homicide Unit via email or phone, as provided in the SJPD release.

In an effort to enhance safety in the city and bring justice to those affected, the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Program offers a monetary reward for valuable information that leads to an arrest. Tips can be submitted anonymously through the P3TIPS mobile app, by calling the tip line, or via the official Crime Stoppers website.

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