A 16-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by a friend in San Jose.
The victim, identified as Sunny Suy by family and friends, was stabbed early Saturday morning in Quimby Road and Caraston Way. Later, Michael Obiols, 18, was arrested on suspicion of homicide and was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
People continued to gather on the spot where Suy was stabbed.
Angel Cons went to the place of the incident, draw some chalk art on the sidewalk and reflect on Suy’s life.
“I was kind of blown away how I found out how it happened,” Cons said.
Suy was described as a star wrestler at Evergreen Valley High School who always smiled.
“I’m hurt that I had to lose someone close to me,” Cons said.
Friends claim that Suy was protecting another friend when he was stabbed. According to police, another adult was also stabbed but survived.
Police are now looking for a motive.
It seems the victim and the suspect were friends, and the group was hanging out together that Saturday morning.
“Here we have a tragic loss of life of a 16-year-old,” San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo said. “And now we have an 18-year-old that, if convicted, is going to be looking at some significant prison time.”
The East Side Union High School District released the following statement:
“The East Side Union High School District was 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 his loss. An event like this uniquely impacts our youth. In order to support our students dealing with this tragedy, the District placed additional social workers and support staff at Evergreen Valley High School on Monday. East Side wants to make sure that our families and students know that if they need additional support, services can be accessed at their school site or anonymously via https://forms.doc-tracking.com/48252/48252/2416.”