SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Three people died after a crime spree in the South Bay on Thursday, multiple law enforcement agencies said. The San Jose Police Department responded to a carjacking and two stabbings Thursday afternoon, and the Milpitas Police Department responded to a separate stabbing. Two people were also killed in a crash that is believed to be intentional.
An adult male suspect is currently in custody, and authorities do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.
The first incident, a carjacking and stabbing, happened at the intersection of Kooser Road and Dellwood Way in San Jose around 3:11 p.m. The victim has life-threatening injuries and is currently hospitalized.
Using that vehicle, the suspect then drove to the 1800 block of Hillsdale Avenue near a shopping center and committed another carjacking and stabbing, police said. That victim also has life-threatening injuries.
When fleeing, the suspect struck a pedestrian in the parking lot, per SJPD. They have non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect later went to the area of 16th Street and Santa Clara Street, where they rammed two pedestrians. Police believe the crash was intentional. Both victims died.
At 4:32 p.m., MPD responded to the parking lot of Smart & Final Extra, located at 401 Jacklin Road, for another stabbing. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.
The victim was hospitalized but succumbed to their injuries there. The suspect was found in a residential neighborhood close to where the stabbing occurred and was arrested.
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The scene at Hillsdale Avenue is approximately three miles away from the intersection of Kooser Road and Dellwood Way. There is a Starbucks, McDonald’s and Speedway Express gas station located in the area of the first stabbing in San Jose.
Police are investigating to see whether the suspect committed any additional crimes. No motive for the crime spree is known at this time.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.