San Jose’s homicide rate reaches 17

San Jose’s homicide rate reaches 17

San Jose’s 15th homicide of 2014 stemmed from an apparent road rage incident that turned into the shooting death of 37-year-old Phuoc Hong Long Lam, who died from gunshot wounds later in the evening of May 6. The victim, who was a bus driver, was in his own pickup truck and got into a confrontation with two men in a silver Volkswagen Jetta. He was shot in an argument, and police are still looking for the suspects. Now two other unrelated homicides have been reported less than seven hours from each other on Thursday, May 15.

The 16th homicide happened in this Canyon Ridge neighborhood.

The 16th homicide happened in this Canyon Ridge neighborhood.

Yesterday evening officers of the San Jose Police Department were still on the scene of a stabbing death of a female victim that happened at 3800 block of Canyon Ridge Drive at 4:59 p.m. The police were continuing to interview several people at the home in order to better determine what had happened to have caused the fatal stabbing. During a preliminary SJPD investigation, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer, “Officers contacted a suspect at the scene”. “The suspect and victim were known to each other,” Dwyer said. The unidentified suspect has been arrested at the scene.

Update: San Jose police identified the person arrested in the Canyon Ridge stabbing. 59-year-old Robbie Williams of San Jose was arrested in the death of 64-year-old Patricia Harrison. Williams was identified as the victim’s ex-husband.

Then later on Thursday evening around 11:00 p.m. 25-year-old Jimmy Copas Jr. was shot and killed while sitting in his car with other family members in East San Jose. Police were still trying piece together clues as to a possible motive behind that shooting.

Jimmy Copas was shot while in his car on Gridley Street.

Jimmy Copas was shot while in his car on Gridley Street.

Family members gathered early Friday morning to on Gridley Street near the shooting to remember the young father of two. Several family members were in the car when Copas was shot, and quickly took him to the hospital nearby. However, Copas later died from his injuries. Family members told officers of a driver in an older model Toyota approached the car, firing several shots at Copas while he was seated in the car with them. Police are looking into whether the shooting was gang related, and or if the shooter had a personal grievance against the victim.

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