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Matthew Jacobsen Arrested for Alleged Murder of Christopher Bowman in San Jose Homeless Shelter


San Jose police have arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing another man at a homeless shelter overnight, a police spokesman said. Police received a report that a person had been stabbed at the Julian Street Inn, located at 546 W. Julian St., at 12:02 a.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said. Arriving officers found Christopher Bowman, 37, of San Jose suffering from at least on stab wound, Dwyer said.

Bowman was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m. Police arrested Matthew Jacobsen, 25, also of San Jose. Investigators are still looking into what led to the altercation between the two men who were staying at the shelter. The Julian Street Inn is operated by InnVision the Way Home and provides 70 shelter beds for men and women with mental illnesses. “This is a very tragic incident. We regret it deeply,” InnVision spokeswoman Maria Duzon said.

The staff is cooperating with the police investigation and focusing their efforts on providing care for their clients, Duzon said. Police do not believe the incident is gang related, Dwyer said. The stabbing marks the city’s 26th homicide of the year.

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