Stabbing suspect arrested for murder in July attack

Stabbing suspect arrested for murder in July attack

Luis Alfredo Sandoval

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department is announcing the arrest of a suspect wanted in the July 24, 2016 stabbing death of 22-year-old Oakland resident Eric Christopher Hampton.

Suspect 20-year-old Luis Alfredo Sandoval has been charged with homicide as evidence at the scene helped identify Sandoval as the suspect in the stabbing.

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.”

A woman that was with Hampton during the attack was sexually assaulted by Sandoval which prompted her to quickly run towards the street looking for help.

Video surveillance was gathered at the scene which showed the victim running to the street for help.  Investigators were finally able to piece together a timeline of events which led them to the suspect who was located in Los Altos on September 16.

According to the San Jose Police Department, “Sandoval was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder and sexual assault.”

When this incident occurred in June, it was San Jose’s 28th homicide of the year.  The total amount of homicides that have been recorded has topped 36 as of to date.

Anyone with information 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.

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