SJPD Arrest 4 for Fatal Stabbing in January - NBC Bay Area

SJPD Arrest 4 for Fatal Stabbing in January



    SJPD Arrest 4 for Fatal Stabbing in January
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    San Jose police Wednesday announced the arrests of three men and a  juvenile in connection with the alleged gang-related fatal stabbing of a  44-year-old Donald Harvey during a street robbery in January.

    Officers units arrested Enrique Martinez, 20, and Ceasar Torres,  18, in San Jose last Wednesday on suspicion of murder, police said.

    Two days later, officers took a 17-year-old juvenile into custody  in San Jose, police said.

    The fourth suspect, Joel Madrigal, 27, was arrested while in  custody at the Santa Clara County Mail Jail for an unrelated case, police  said.

    On Jan. 24, Harvey, a San Jose resident, was walking by himself in  the area of Southside Drive and Hope Street when several males attacked him,  police said.

    Someone called police at about 8:25 p.m., and responding officers  found Harvey suffering from multiple stab wounds.

    Emergency responders took him to a hospital, where he was  pronounced dead at about 9:30 p.m., police said.

    "Unfortunately, this was another case where the suspects robbed an  innocent victim walking down the street who was minding his own business,"  police Lt. Mike Kihmm said.

    Investigators believe the suspects are gang members, police said.  The killing marked San Jose's third homicide of 2013.

    Kihmm said detectives from the department's gang investigations  unit were instrumental in helping locate and arrest the suspects.