Police investigating homicide at Great Mall in Milpitas



Milpitas police are investigating a homicide that occurred inside a Sports Authority store at the Great Mall Friday morning, a police sergeant said.

Officers responded at 10:49 a.m. to the Sports Authority located at 1200 Great Mall Drive on a report of a fight involving a weapon, police Sgt. Raj Maharaj said.

An officer confronted a possible suspect in the store and took him into custody without incident. The other person involved in the fight was then found dead in the store, police said.

Maharaj said both the suspect and victim are males but said that he could not release their names, ages or the weapon that was used in the fight.

The Sports Authority store is closed for business until further notice but the rest of the Great Mall remains open, he said.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Tips can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or visiting the department’s website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp.

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