SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police department has announced the arrest of two suspects who stabbed and killed an unarmed homeless man in the Lowe’s parking lot in North San Jose.
According to San Jose Police, an autopsy conducted by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office revealed the victim, (55-year-old Jeffery Cooper) suffered at least one stab wound.
San Jose PD homicide detectives, through follow-up leads, identified two suspects — 53-year-old Randolph Sandoval, and 40-year-old Roman Alvarado — as the persons responsible for the stabbing death of Cooper. According to San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales, “On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, both suspects were arrested in San Jose and subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder.”
SJPD Homicide detectives were called to a grizzly scene on Monday, October 10, at approximately 10:37 PM, to find Cooper on the ground next to his vehicle. “Officers responded to the 700 block of Ridder Park Drive on a report of a possible dead body,” police said. Once officers arrived on the scene, they were able to identify the victim and, through video surveillance, the two suspects.
Anyone with information relating to the case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Barg or Detective Smith of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (408) 947-STOP (7867).