SAN JOSE — The city of San Jose has experienced a rise in homicides over the past week, notably two shootings and one stabbing.
According to police, San Jose officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 10000 block of Lnydale Avenue. There they discovered an 18-year-old Hispanic male, identified as Cruz Antonio Castro, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The following Monday, April 18th, officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Sand Point drive at approximately 11 PM on reports of gunshots. Once on scene, officers discovered a victim on the ground suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, 24-year-old Carlos Silvestre Soto Ojeda, was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Then, on Wednesday, April 20th, officers responded to the 700 block of Mill Stream Drive at approximately 9 PM on reports of a stabbing. In this case, the victim’s son, 43-year-old Jason McKenna, was identified as the assailant.
Jason is said to have an estranged relationship with his father, which resulted in a fight that ended with McKenna stabbing his father, 68-year-old Ronald McKenna, to death. Jason McKenna is in custody.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents in question is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Hamblin or Detective Jason Tanner of the SJPD Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283.