200 area of North 26th Street
SAN JOSE — Police responded to a report of a stabbing victim near the downtown area of San Jose.
According to Sgt. Enrique Garcia with the SJPD, officers responded to the 200 block of North 26th street after receiving a report that someone had been stabbed. Once on scene, they found 24-year-old Jose Marin having suffered from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died of his injuries.
The motive was not apparent, although after a recent arrest police believe the stabbing may have occurred during an attempted robbery. Marin’s death marked San Jose’s 28th homicide of 2015.
Police also believe that there were multiple suspects involved, one of whom is 21-year-old Brian Gutierrez. Though he was already in custody on other charges by the time he was identified as a suspect, he now faces an additional charge for the murder of Marin as of December 31, 2015.
According to Sgt. Garcia with the SJPD, “29-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez and 21-year-old Luciano Esquivel were also arrested on December 30th and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of robbery and murder.”
The San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit is asking that anyone with information regarding this case contact Detective Sergeant Bert Milliken or Detective Raul Corral at 408-277-5283.