Update: Suspect Identified in San Jose & Milpitas Deadly Violent Crime Spree

Update: Suspect Identified in San Jose & Milpitas Deadly Violent Crime SpreeGoogle Maps
Nina Singh-Hudson
Published on June 02, 2023

Update: The San Jose Police identified the suspect in the attacks as Kevin Parkourana, aged 31. His criminal history stretches back roughly a decade and includes multiple arrests as well as felony convictions. Parkourana was on probation when the incidences occurred and was arrested in January for allegedly attacking a transgender person with a knife; however, he did not receive charges.


A shocking crime spree unfolded in the South Bay, leaving three people dead and several others injured in separate incidents involving a suspect who was later arrested in Milpitas, according to Mercury News. The suspect, whose name has not been released yet, is believed to have been involved in a series of violent crimes with two stabbing incidents in San Jose and a third in Milpitas. The shocking nature of these crimes has left the community shaken.

According to NBC Bay Area, the crime spree began with a stabbing and a carjacking in San Jose at Kooser Road and Dellwood Way, followed by another attempted carjacking and stabbing about 20 minutes later in the 1800 block of Hillsdale Avenue. While fleeing the second scene, the suspect struck a pedestrian who thankfully suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The carjacked vehicle was later spotted in the area of Santa Clara and 16th streets, where the suspect intentionally rammed two pedestrians, inflicting life-threatening injuries that both eventually succumbed to.

About an hour after the initial stabbing in San Jose, another stabbing incident occurred in a shopping center parking lot near the 400 block of Jacklin Road in Milpitas. The victim was transported to a local hospital where they died from their injuries. The suspect was arrested by Milpitas police shortly after in a nearby residential area without any further incidents.

Investigators from both San Jose and Milpitas are now working together to piece together the sequence of events and establish the connection between the various incidents. As the investigation proceeds, the motive behind the crime spree remains unknown. While the police have not yet provided more information about the suspect, San Jose police mentioned that they are exploring possible connections between the suspect and other violent crimes that occurred in the city on the same day. However, they have not disclosed any specific details about these additional crimes.

In response to the tragedy, San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan issued a statement on Twitter, expressing his sorrow and pledging support for the investigation. He wrote: "I am sickened by the senseless violence that took place in our city tonight. There are no words that can convey how sorry I am to the victims’ loved ones whose lives have been forever altered. San Jose mourns with you."

Mayor Mahan also thanked the police officers from both San Jose and Milpitas for their efforts to apprehend the suspect and prevent further harm, and assured the public that there is no ongoing threat at this time.

As the investigation continues, it is vital for those with information related to the incidents to contact the relevant authorities – Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or svcrimestoppers.org for San Jose cases, and the Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400 or their crime tip line at 408-586-2500 for the Milpitas case.