UNION CITY — The Alameda County coroner's office has identified the man stabbed to death during a suspected gang-related fight at Perry Road and Mann Avenue on Friday evening as Nam Pham of Fremont.

Police identified another man, found along Perry Road near the fight scene, as Jobencio Camacho, 51, of Union City. Camacho was treated for minor head injuries at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward and released, police said.

Sgt. Tom Haselton said police think the fight involved a Vietnamese gang and a Hispanic gang.

He refused to release the names of the gangs but said there is a history of rivalry between them.

At 6:41 p.m. Friday, police were called to Perry and Mann on an initial report of a group of men vandalizing a car, followed by additional calls of a fight between groups of Hispanic and Asian men.

Witnesses said a group of 10 to 15 Vietnamese men started smashing Camacho's car. Police believe Camacho's son was involved in the fight.

"(Camacho) tried to protect his property and got injured in the process," Haselton said.

During the weekend, at least four investigators were working full time on the case, police said. Officers stepped up patrols in areas prone to gang-related activities, Haselton said. No arrests had been made in the case as of Monday evening.


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Pham, described by the coroner's office as in his late teens or early 20s, was found lying in the street suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Police say they think Pham is a juvenile but would not confirm his age Monday. Pham, who was pronounced dead at the scene, became the first homicide victim in Union City in 2006.

Several juveniles who were detained at the time of the incident provided statements to investigators and were released, police said.

Staff writer Linh Tat contributed to this report.