Man Fatally Shot in San Jose, 17th Homicide of 2014

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Saturday, May 17, 2014  |  Updated 12:59 AM PDT
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Less then 10 hours after a woman was fatally stabbed in San Jose, a man was killed when he was shot late Thursday night bringing the city's homicide count to 17 so far this year.

Less then 10 hours after a woman was fatally stabbed in San Jose, a man was killed when he was shot late Thursday night bringing the city's homicide count to 17 so far this year.

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Deadly Shooting in East San Jose

San Jose police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead on Gridley Street, a block away from McCollum Elementary School. Peggy Bunker reports.

San Jose Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing

A woman was fatally stabbed in San Jose Thursday, marking the city's 16th homicide of the year. Nannette Miranda reports.
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Less then 10 hours after a woman was fatally stabbed in San Jose, a 25-year-old husband and father was killed when he was shot late Thursday night, bringing the city's homicide count to 17 so far this year.

Sgt. Heather Randol said a man, identified as Jimmy Copas, was shot just after 11 p.m. in the 600 block of Gridley Street.

Family members said Copas was coming home from the gas station when he was shot.

Someone he knew drove him to a hospital before the police got there, she said. He died of a gunshot wound a short time later, she said.

No one was arrested and no further details were made public.

The man's death follows on a 5 p.m. stabbing in the 3800 block of Canyon Ridge Drive. Inside the home, a woman was found stabbed in what Sgt. Jason Dwyer described as a violent death.

A man suspected of the stabbing was arrested at the scene, but he has yet to be identified. Police said the man was also one of two people who called 911 to report the stabbing.

Investigators are working on a motive and trying to determine the suspect and the woman's relationship. Detectives also said the suspect may have previously lived at the residence where the woman was found.

"We have enough evidence to rule out that this was a random attack," Dwyer said.

 Police are not saying if the shooting was gang-related.

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