Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Death of San Jose Teen

A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a teenager on Saturday in San Jose, the city’s 26th homicide of the year, the police department said Monday. 

Michael Obiols, 18, of San Jose was arrested on suspicion of homicide and has been booked into Santa Clara County jail. 

The stabbing also left one man injured.

At 1:36 a.m. Saturday, responding officers found a 16-year-old boy and a man each suffering from at least one stab wound in the area of Quimby Road and Caraston Way, police said.

Both victims were taken to nearby hospitals, and the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. The man suffered an injury not considered life-threatening, authorities said. 

Neither the motive nor the circumstances of the incident were known, investigators said. 

The boy’s identity will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after notifying next of kin, police said.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Barragan of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at or 408-277-5283.

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