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February 21, 2012 > Arrest in homicide investigation

Arrest in homicide investigation

Submitted By Officer Trish Young, Milpitas PD

On October 15, 2011, at about 1:08 a.m., Milpitas Police Department officers responded to the 500 block of Heath Street on reports of a gunshot heard in the area and a person down on the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and found a male victim, who was later identified as David Benavidez, with a gunshot wound. Benavidez was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Within days of the shooting, Milpitas Police detectives developed information that identified Antonio Guerrero, 19, of Milpitas, as the suspect in the shooting. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Guerrero for homicide and actively searched for Guerrero who avoided capture.

On February 11, 2012, the Gilroy Police Department officers located and arrested Guerrero in Gilroy. Milpitas Police took custody of Guerrero and he was booked into Santa Clara County.

Anyone with information about the case should telephone the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Those who wish to remain anonymous can telephone the Crime Tip Hotline at 408-586-2500 or utilize the on-line crime tip form:

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