Fatal Stabbing Marks San Jose’s 29th Homicide This Year

Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that left one person dead in downtown San Jose as a homicide. According to SJPD, the attack happened just minutes after 5am by Vintage Towers apartments and City Hall at Sixth and Santa Clara streets.

When officers arrived, they say they found a man suffering from at least one stab wound. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.

Police have yet to identify or catch any suspects. The motive and circumstances around the death remain under investigation.

The victim’s name will be released by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner after confirming his identity and notifying his closest relatives.

This marks the 29th homicide in San Jose this year.

Police urge anyone with information about the killing to call Sgt. Ali Miri or Officer Gabriel Cuenca of the SJPD’s Homicide Unit at 408.277.5283. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 408.947.7867.


  1. I thought you to.d us once we replace cops with social workers, society would reimagine itself and violent crimes would end?

  2. “The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.”

    The nearby hospital, a half-mile away, closed fifteen years ago, put out of business by the economic strains of operating in a sanctuary city.

  3. San Jose ER Trauma was the crown jewel back in the day… Watched many chest tubes inserted into screaming gang bangers.

  4. Wow. I am quite surprised to see SJ Hospital mentioned. Many people would like to sweep the Hospital closure away to ancient history. But glad to see it is still in some folks institutional memory. It was the busiest trauma center in the County when it closed. A great loss to central S.J. And then the County could not wait to demolish the buildings, which of course could have been adapted to affordable or supportive housing, like they did in Gilroy. And there sits an empty lot, fifteen+ years later.

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