Police arrested three suspects Saturday in connection with the allegedly gang-related fatal stabbing of a 56-year-old man in East San Jose last week. On Thursday, San Jose resident Gregorio Ogana was fatally stabbed near his East San Jose home, police said. Police received a report of a stabbing in the 100 block of Checkers Drive, off of Alum Rock Avenue, at 12:37 a.m., Officer Albert Morales said.
Ogana was found in front of a residence suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1:30 a.m. Homicide detectives determined the murder was gang-motivated. On Saturday, the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit located and arrested three suspects in connection with the stabbing.
Police arrested 21-year-old Robert Alvarez, 24-year-old Cassandra Reyes and a 17-year-old Christopher Madrigal, all San Jose residents, without incident. Alvarez and Reyes were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder with a gang enhancement. Madrigal was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for murder with a gang enhancement, according to police.
Madrigal is being charged as an adult by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, police said. The killing marks San Jose’s 24th homicide of 2013, according to police. Police Lt. Mike Kihmm commended the homicide detectives on their quick follow up on this case. “They were able to solve this case within 48 hours of this murder and I am glad that it will give the family members of the victim relief that these violent criminals are off our streets,” Kihmm said.
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