SAN JOSE -- A man who was both shot and stabbed in an attack in West San Jose earlier this week has died from his injuries, prompting the city's 20th homicide investigation of the year, according to the San Jose Police Department.

The victim, described only as an adult male, was involved in a confrontation about 9:50 p.m. Sunday in the 3200 block of Loma Verde Drive, off South Winchester Boulevard, during which he suffered gunshot and stab wounds, police spokesman Albert Morales said.

He was taken to the hospital. Police said they were told Thursday morning that he died.

Police arrested a suspect in the now-fatal attack Sunday night, and his pending charges will be amended to reflect the death. He is being held in the Santa Clara County Jail, but his identity was not immediately available.

Before the killing, San Jose had gone six weeks without recording any homicides. Overall homicides are down by nearly a third compared to this point last year, when there were 29.

Sunday's attack also marked the second homicide this year to occur on Loma Verde Drive: On Jan. 14, a 34-year-old San Jose man was shot and killed on the street. A 35-year-old San Jose man was arrested in the case, which police deemed was gang-motivated.

Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.



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