Update: Triple stabbing suspect; San Jose’s 42nd and 43rd homicide suspects identified

Update:  Triple stabbing suspect; San Jose’s 42nd and 43rd homicide suspects identified

42-year-old Albert Manuel Vasquez of San Jose was suspected of stabbing three people near the apartment complex on Lux Avenue in San Jose. According to police, on November 28 at approximately 10:50 A.M., officers located a vehicle suspected of being involved in the stabbing of three victims, and the carjacking of a fourth victim, being driven in the area of Jackson Avenue and Mabury Road.

In an attempt to escape after the stabbing, Vasquez had walked through the area, carjacking a silver van from an elderly male victim. The victim was uninjured in the incident, and police were alerted to the carjacking, responding quickly to the scene just as Vasquez sped off down the street.  SJPD officers were able to catch up with the suspect.  A brief car chase ensued with the suspect barreling down the wrong way of the Interstate 680 freeway.

Johnny K Nguyen is wanted for the murder of Tony Hoang.

Johnny K Nguyen is wanted for the murder of Tony Hoang.

Officer Kevin Peters, a 12-year police veteran with San Jose Police followed Vasquez as he left the freeway, headed back onto surface streets, and turned into a cul-de-sac located near the 700 block of Kirk Glen Drive. Vasquez attempted to ram the officer’s vehicle, causing Peters to shoot at the suspect. Vasquez was then taken from the scene and pronounced dead a short while later.

The San Jose Police Department is also looking for the person suspected in the city’s 42nd homicide. The shooting death of a male victim occurred on Nov 17, 2013 on the 100 block of Goldenrain Drive in San Jose. 22-year-old Johnny K. Nguyen has been identified as the person responsible for the murder of Tony Hoang, the City’s 42nd homicide victim. Nguyen fled the area and has not been seen since. The police are asking if any person has information regarding this case to contact Detective Sgt. Guire or Detective Tran of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408)277-4166.

Tony Hoang was shot outside of a home on Goldenrain Drive in San Jose.

Tony Hoang was shot outside of a home on Goldenrain Drive in San Jose.

The San Jose Police Department continues to investigate the City’s 10 gang related homicides of 2013. 20-year-old Balam Eugenio Gonzalez was identified as the suspect behind the Nov 23rd gang shooting of 18-year-old Pedro Dado Cortez as he was walking near Capital Park in San Jose. Gonzalez was arrested and booked for the crime on November 27, but his name was just released. On that Saturday, at approximately 4:22 P.M., the San Jose Police Department’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a report of a person shot in the 800 block of Peter Pan Ave in San Jose, where Cortez was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends and family members gathered soon after the shooting at the park to help family members cope with the tragedy.  He was the city’s 43rd homicide victim of 2013.

Balam Eugenio Gonzalez was arrested in the death of Pedro Dado Cortez.

Balam Eugenio Gonzalez was arrested in the death of Pedro Dado Cortez.

Read More:

San Jose Mercury News: San Jose: Authorities identify man killed by police after Thanksgiving Day rampage

Times-Herald: San Jose: Suspects identified in city’s latest shooting deaths

 

Update: Triple stabbing suspect; San Jose’s 42nd and 43rd homicide suspects identified was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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