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June 11, 2013 > Homicide at Great Mall

Homicide at Great Mall

Submitted By Cmdr. Armando Corpuz, Milpitas PD

On June 7, 2013 at 10:49 a.m., Milpitas Police Department Officers responded to 1200 Great Mall Drive, the Sports Authority, on a report of a fight involving a weapon. A Milpitas Police Officer arrived on scene at 10:50 a.m. and confronted the suspect in the business. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was identified as Nathaniel Manlangit.

Milpitas Police Officers found the other involved person, an adult male, deceased in the store. Victim identification is pending until next of kin is contacted. Milpitas Police Detectives investigated this incident and found the suspect and victim were acquaintances. The two became involved in an altercation in the store and Manlangit armed himself with a baseball bat from a store shelf. Manlangit struck the victim multiple times with the bat and the victim died as a result of his injuries sustained during the assault.

Manlangit was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for murder. This incident is not believed to be gang related and Manlangit was the sole perpetrator in this incident.

The Milpitas Police Department does not believe there are additional threats to public safety stemming from this assault.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other criminal activity occurring in the City of Milpitas is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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