SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department is announcing an incident that has left one man dead in a late night shooting that occurred near Willow and Sherman Road in San Jose around 10:00 PM. Though the homicide rate continues to rise in San Jose, levels remain similar to last year’s totals.
A recent shooting occurred Thursday night with a male shooting victim who confronted a would-be robber. While chasing the suspect to try and stop him, it is supposed that the would-be robber turned and shot the male victim, killing him.
According to police, the identity of the suspect who fled the scene is not known. The coroner was working to identify the victim in order to notify his next of kin.
This marks San Jose’s 28th death of the year, with more than half related to gun deaths.
This shooting comes just after the stabbing death of 22-year-old Eric Christopher Hampton on July 24, 2016.
According to the San Jose Police Department, “On Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 1:46 AM, San Jose Police officers responded to the area of S. 2nd Street and Martha Street on a report of a person stabbed.” The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Anyone with information for this case or others is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Hamblin or Detective Raul Corral of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.