SJ: Arrests made in fatal gang-related stabbing

SAN JOSE (BNC)

Police arrested three suspects Saturday in connection with the fatal gang-related stabbing of a 56-year-old man in East San Jose last week.

(AP)

On Thursday, San Jose resident Gregorio Ogana was fatally stabbed near his East San Jose home, police said.

Police received a report of a stabbing in the 100 block of Checkers Drive, off of Alum Rock Avenue, at 12:37 a.m., San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said.

Upon arrival, Ogana was found in front of a residence suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased shortly after 1:30 a.m.

Homicide detectives determined the murder was gang-motivated.

On Saturday, the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit located and arrested three suspects in connection with the stabbing.

Police arrested 21-year-old Robert Alvarez, 24-year-old Cassandra Reyes and a 17-year-old male juvenile, all San Jose residents, without incident.

The two adult suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for murder with a gang enhancement. The juvenile was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for murder with a gang enhancement, according to police.

The killing marks San Jose’s 24th homicide of 2013, according to police.

Homicide Commander Lt. Mike Kihmm commended the homicide detectives on their quick follow up on this case.

“They were able to solve this case within 48 hours of this murder and I am glad that it will give the family members of the victim relief that these violent criminals are off our streets,” Khimm said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Guire or Detective Tran of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283. Persons who wish to provide information anonymously may do so by calling Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or may visit www.tipsubmit.org and may be eligible for a reward.

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