On Sunday, July 09, 2017 at approximately 9:53 AM, officers responded to the 700 block of S. 2nd Street on a report of a person stabbed. Upon arrival, officer’s located an adult male victim suffering from a least one stab wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation. Follow-up investigation determined the suspect Gerkin was responsible for the homicide. On Sunday, July 09, 2017, the suspect was located near a residence in San Jose and arrested without incident. The suspect was booked into the County Jail for homicide.
Preliminary information revealed a verbal argument preceded the stabbing. The victim and the suspect were know to each other. The motive and circumstances surrounding the stabbing are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken or Detective Raul Corral of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.