This past Saturday, October 10, at around 10pm, a report of a shooting came into the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) from Ranch Drive’s 30 block, where Hilton Garden Inn’s parking lot is located.
Upon arrival at the parking lot, officers quickly found the victim, a 40-year-old female from San Jose named Causandra Inocencio. She was exhibiting a gunshot wound. While awaiting the arrival of the paramedics, the officers administered first aid. Inocencio was soon transferred to a hospital, but her injury proved fatal.
Based on witness interviews and an investigation of Inocencio’s vehicle, Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives identified the homicide suspect as Kevin James Gitmed, a 35-year-old male from Gilroy. Gitmed and Inocencio knew each other, and police personnel have communicated that the killing was not a random act of violence. Indeed, the victim’s family has communicated amid pleas for Gitmed to turn himself in that the suspect had behaved violently toward Inocencio in the past, and had even had a restraining order placed against him.
Regarding Gitmed: He is a blond-haired, brown-eyed white male standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 250 pounds. Witnesses saw him on a motorcycle. His arms, chest, and hands are tattooed. There is a warrant out for his arrest, and he is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who sees Gitmed is advised by police to call 911. Those with more info can call the MPD openly (408-586-2400) or anonymously (408-586-2500), or can write in through the police department’s website: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip.