SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department is reporting that it has recently experienced its 28th homicide in San Jose.
San Jose Police Officers responded to a call around 5:35 a.m. to North 26th Street near East St. James Street for reports of a stabbing. Responding officers arrived at the scene to find a man suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later from his wounds.
There is no known motive for the attack but it is not considered random, and police do not believe that the public is in danger.
According to recent reports, the number of homicides is down from a reported 32 last year, with 45 being the highest reported in 2012 for more than a decade. According to CityData, violent crimes in San Jose during 2012 had reached 212.9 vs. the national average of 214.5 attacks on average per 100,000 people.
One homicide was reported in December of 2014. According to police, on December 5, 2014 at approximately 7:55 P.M., San Jose Police “911” Communications Center received information about shots fired and a person gunned down in the 2600 block of Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose. The shooting occurred near a Jack in the Box restaurant.
According to Sgt. Heather Randol, “When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as Thach Duong, was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
It marked the city’s 32nd homicide of the year and the first to occur in the month of December.