Police in Milpitas have arrested a 16-year-old suspect in connection with a Wednesday afternoon fatal stabbing outside a fast-food restaurant.Milpitas police teamed up with officers from San Jose to arrest the teenager one day after officers found Adam Esparza, 18, of San Jose lying wounded in the street Wednesday afternoon. Esparza was stabbed in the parking lot of the Jack in the Box restaurant, 1700 S. Main St., about 1:30 p.m., Milpitas police Lt. Henry Kwong said. Fire crews administered emergency medical treatment, but Esparza died at the scene.Upon investigation, Milpitas detectives identified the juvenile suspect and worked with San Jose police to locate him, Kwong said. Detectives are still piecing together the case,and “any possible relationship between the victim and suspect is unknown at this time,” he said.San Jose’s tactical team, K-9 unit and violent crime enforcement team all assisted in arresting the teen at a home in San Jose about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. He was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. Because police are still investigating, Kwong could not comment on whether the suspect lives in the home where he was arrested. Police are asking anyone who was near the restaurant when the stabbing occurred to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400.
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