SAN JOSE — Police have arrested two people in connection with a May 17 double stabbing that left a 51-year-old Gilroy resident dead, officials said Friday.
Just before 8 p.m. that evening, officers were called to the 400 block of North Capitol Avenue in San Jose on a report of a stabbing, according to San Jose police officer Gina Tepoorten.
Officers found two men suffering from at least one stab wound each, Tepoorten said. The victims were rushed to an area hospital, where one died of his injuries. The coroner’s office later identified him as Francisco Ibarra, 51, of Gilroy. The other victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
In the days that followed, San Jose police identified Miguel Gomez-Vasquez and Liliana Frausto, both 23-year-old San Jose residents, as suspects in Ibarra’s death. The duo was arrested Thursday; Gomez-Vazquez on a murder warrant and Frausto on an accessory warrant, Tepoorten said.
Gomez-Vazquez remains in Santa Clara County jail on no bail status, according to jail records, while Frausto also remains in custody under $1 million bail.
The suspects and victim did not know one another, Tepoorten said. Police did not immediately respond to follow-up questions regarding a possible motive.
Anyone with information may contact Detective Sergeant Ali Miri or Detective Gabriel Cuenca of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283, or anonymously at 408-947-7867.