General Crime

* San Jose Polce Identify Fatal Stabbing Victim Found In A Car After It Crashed, As Michael James Hazard,22

A man fatally stabbed in San Jose on Sunday has been identified as city resident Michael James Hazard, a police sergeant said today.Hazard, 22, was reportedly stabbed during an altercation at an undisclosed location early Sunday afternoon. Hazard then got into a car with several acquaintances and began driving, according to San Jose police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez. Around 12:50 p.m., police were notified that a vehicle had crashed into a parked car in the area of Parkmoor and Meridian avenues. Responding officers found Hazard in the driver’s seat of the vehicle that had crashed into the parked car, Lopez said.Hazard appeared to have suffered from one stab wound and succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to Lopez.Suspect information was not immediately available. Police have said the stabbing does not appear to be gang related.The fatal stabbing was the city’s eighth homicide this year.

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