San Jose Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing in Almaden Valley, City's 24th Homicide of 2014 - NBC Bay Area

San Jose Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing in Almaden Valley, City's 24th Homicide of 2014



    Police said they have the suspect in custody in a fatal stabbing in South San Jose Saturday evening. Sources said he is related to the victims, and this may have all stemmed over a family fight. Police were called to the home on Charter Oak Place in Almaden Valley around 6 p.m. There, they found the two victims. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro reports from the scene. (Published Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014)

    San Jose police are investigating a homicide in Almaden Valley that left a man dead and a woman injured Saturday evening, according to Sgt. Heather Randol.

    The incident happened at a home on the 6600 block of Charter Oak Place near Leland High School at around 6 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from at least one stab wound.

    He died a short time later after being transported to Valley Medical Center.

    "When officers got here, they found a victim that had been stabbed. We believe it was part of some type of domestic disturbance that occurred inside of a residence," Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

    A woman was also stabbed at least once, and her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

    A teenage neighbor, Enzo Marena, said he was the first on the scene.

    "I saw the man basically in his doorway bleeding, and the wife over him screaming, 'Stay with me. Keep breathing. They're on their way,'" Marena said.

    Police arrested the male suspect about five blocks from the home. They said he knew the victims, and neighbors and other sources said the suspect was the man's son or stepson. A family fight may have sparked the homicide.

    Neighbors also said police had been called out to this house in the past to respond to reports of loud fights.

    Most of the neighbors, including those who have lived in the neighborhood for at least 40 years, are stunned.

    "It's shocking something like this could happen in our cul-de-sac," neighbor Faz Ulla said.

    Investigators have not yet identified a motive, and the suspect's and victims' identities have not been released.

    This is San Jose's 24th homicide of 2014.

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