General Crime

* Joe Trujeque Identified As Man Killed In San Jose In The 100 Block Of South King Road On Sept 26th

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Police have identified a 35-year-old San Jose man as the person who died following a stabbing in the city over the weekend.The stabbing happened at a house in the 100 block of South King Road at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Four people were left hospitalized with stab wounds and one of the victims “took a turn for the worse” on Sunday and died, police spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said. He has been identified as Joe Trujeque, according to police.Police determined that the stabbings occurred during a fight, Lopez said. Two groups argued earlier in the night before parting ways temporarily, he said. The two parties eventually met up again and the argument escalated into a physical fight.There is a “strong possibility” the stabbings are gang-related, Lopez said earlier this week. Police have identified several male suspects in their late teens.Saturday’s incident is not connected to a Sunday night triple stabbing that occurred after a fight broke out in another San Jose
neighborhood, near East William Street and McLaughlin Avenue, Lopez said. However, the triple stabbing may also be gang-related, he said.Police are investigating the homicide, which marked San Jose’s twenty-first of the year, and encourage anyone with information to contact Sgt. Mike Brown or Sgt. Paul Kelly of the Police Department’s homicide unit at (408) 277-5283.

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