Mortifying details on San Jose and Milpitas killing rampage released

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Kevin Parkourana allegedly went on a crime spree across San Jose and Milpitas that resulted in the deaths of three people, several victims stabbed, and multiple vehicles carjacked. 

According to police, Parkourana’s rampage on June 1 ended when police found him hiding near Milpitas High School’s graduation ceremony. 

The 31-year-old suspect was taken away in handcuffs. 

Court documents filed on Tuesday by Detective Christina Jize described in detail the crime spree that killed three people and left seven others injured. 

The rampage began on June 1 at 3:11 p.m. when Parkourana stabbed his first victim, Jose Montoya-Garcia, in the neck and chest. 

“The victim was unable to speak, but was able to signal to officers that his car had been stolen,” Jize wrote in court documents obtained by the press. 

The document states that Parkourana drove the stolen Honda Odyssey van to Hillsdale Avenue where he stabbed and carjacked a second victim identified as Mai Le Huu. 

Huu told police that a stranger stabbed him in the neck and chest and stole his burgundy Honda Pilot SUV. Parkourana then intentionally drove the vehicle over a pedestrian identified as Joanatan Gaitan-Orellana.

Gaitan-Orellana was able to take a picture of the suspect before he sped off in the Honda SUV. During this time, police found the stolen van at the parking lot of Home Depot on Hillsdale Avenue with a kitchen knife inside. 

The rampage continued when Parkourana rammed the SUV into a motorcycle on Union Avenue. “The victim, Wynton James Waldorf, stated he was stopped at a red light when the vehicle struck him from behind, sending him flying over the handlebars of his motorcycle,” Jize wrote.

At 4:12 p.m., Parkourana intentionally drove the SUV into three pedestrians in downtown San Jose on East Santa Clara Street. 

After striking the pedestrians the first time, “the Honda SUV was then seen reversing and driving over two of the victims a second time, before then fleeing the scene,” Jize wrote. 

Two of the pedestrians, Phuc Pham, 71, and Hanh Pham Nguyen, 73, were killed, court documents state.

At 4:30 p.m., Parkourana crashed the SUV into another vehicle, got out of the car, and walked up to the victim’s vehicle. He then stabbed him in the chin, arm, and stomach. 

The rampage continued in Milpitas, where a random victim was stabbed, police said. Jiwanjot Singh Dhariwal was repeatedly stabbed in the neck in the parking lot of 401 Jacklin Road outside a Smart & Final store. Dhariwal, 26, of Milpitas, died from his injuries.

Court documents further state that Parkourana was able to hide from the police by breaking into a parked van and hiding inside. 

Around 5:30 p.m., the van’s owner called the police and reported that he saw a suspicious man hiding in his van with blood on him. 

Parkourana went out of the van and ran on Arizona Avenue where Miltipas High School’s graduation ceremony was ongoing nearby. Police were sent to provide security at the event. 

Police ultimately arrested Parkourana at 6:15 p.m. in front of a house on Arizona Avenue, where a bloody knife was found underneath a van parked in the driveway of the residence. 

San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata said, “This violent suspect was taken into custody, ending the possibility of further bloodshed.” Mata said every victim of the rampage was randomly targeted.

Milpitas Police Chief Jared Hernandez told reporters, “When senseless acts of random violence happen … it affects all of us.”

All of the attempted homicide victims were taken to hospitals to be treated for injuries ranging between serious and life-threatening.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed more than a dozen charges against Parkourana on Tuesday, including three counts of homicide. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.