Motive in teen’s stabbing death in San Jose unclear – NBC Bay Area

On Tuesday, people continued to gather at the spot in San Jose where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death last weekend, allegedly by a friend.

The victim, identified by family and friends as Sunny Suy, was stabbed early Saturday morning in the area of ​​Quimby Road and Caraston Way, police say. Michael Obiols, 18, of San Jose was later arrested on suspicion of homicide and was taken to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Angel Cons felt compelled to come to the site of the stabbing, draw chalk art on the sidewalk, and reflect on Suy’s life.

“I was a bit blown away by how I found out how it happened,” Cons said.

Suy was described by family and friends as a star wrestler at Evergreen Valley High School who sported a constant smile.

“I’m hurt that I had to lose someone close,” Cons said.

Friends claim Suy was protecting another friend when he was stabbed. Police said an adult was also stabbed but survived.

Police said they are still looking for a motive.

It appears the victim and suspect were friends and the group was hanging out together that Saturday morning.

“Here we have the tragic death of a 16-year-old,” said San Jose Police Sgt. says Christian Camarillo. “And now we have an 18-year-old who, if convicted, is going to face a significant prison sentence.”

NBC Bay Area contacted Suy’s father on Tuesday, but he was too upset to speak on camera.

Danny Sanchez, who runs a nonprofit called the City Peace Project, visited the scene and Suy’s school, speaking to children, in hopes of preventing another tragedy.

“Whenever a tragic incident like this happens, we want to come out and support our young people and be there for them,” Sanchez said.

The East Side Union High School District released the following statement: “The East Side Union High School District is saddened to learn of the death of an ESUHSD student due to senseless violence. When something like this happens, the whole community is affected. Our thoughts go out to the family of the victim and those who mourn their loss. An event like this has a unique impact on our young people. In order to support our students facing this tragedy, The district has placed additional social workers and support staff at Evergreen Valley High School on Monday East Side wants to make sure our families and students know that if they need extra support, services can be viewed on their school’s website or anonymously via https://forms.doc-tracking.com/48252/48252/2416.”

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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