Photo: Mahad Aweis Osman
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department has announced the arrest of a wanted homicide suspect in the October 19, 2019 shooting death of a 20-year-old male victim. According to San Jose Officer Gina Tepoorten, “On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at about 2:05 AM, San Jose police officers responded to a person shot in the 500 block of S. 10th Street in San Jose.”
San Jose Police discovered 21-year-old Savion Hollingsworth shot multiple times and bleeding out. Hollingsworth was rushed to the hospital but did not recover from his injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
San Jose Police then turned to an investigation that determined that an escalating altercation between the victim and 20-year-old Mahad Aweis Osman led to the suspect pulling out a gun and shooting Hollingsworth multiple times.
Police quickly began to piece video evidence together that would link Osman to the killing. With an arrest warrant in hand, San Jose Homicide Investigators working with the San Diego Police Department arrested the wanted suspect on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, and were able to have him transported back to San Jose and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for PC 187, Felony Homicide.
The San Jose Police Department is asking that anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant John Cary or Detective Elizabeth Ramirez of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283. San Jose Police Detectives are stating that they have video of the incident and are aware that people were recording before and after the shooting occurred and are encouraging those individuals to come forward and provide that evidence to police.