SAN JOSE -- A man was arrested Saturday night shortly after he allegedly stabbed his father to death and wounded his mother inside their Almaden Valley home during what police described as a "chaotic" scene.
Officers were called just after 6 p.m. to a two-story home at Charter Oak Place -- an upscale, tree-lined cul-de-sac next to Leland High School -- after getting a frantic phone call from someone inside, according to San Jose police.
"It was chaotic on the phone," Lt. Jason Dwyer said. "There was a report of someone being stabbed, an altercation in the residence. The suspect stabbed the victim multiple times."
A 13-year-old neighbor heard the dispatch call on a police scanner app on his smartphone and rushed over to the home.
"The door was open. I saw the man lying in the doorway bleeding," said the youth, who this newspaper is not identifying because of his age. "His wife was yelling, 'Don't leave me, don't leave me.'"
Officers and emergency personnel arrived and performed CPR on the gravely wounded man, who was taken to Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. The female victim, who was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, is expected to survive.
The "young adult" believed to be the suspect was found by officers a few blocks north near Camden Avenue and Graystone Place and quickly arrested, police said.
"He did not put up a fight," Dwyer said.
San Jose police have not officially identified the victims nor the connection between them and the suspect, but law-enforcement sources familiar with the investigation confirmed that the suspect had attacked his father and mother.
The news rattled residents of the quiet neighborhood, many of whom have lived there for decades.
"All of us have been here for 40 years," resident Faz Ulla said. "This has been a really safe neighborhood; we haven't even had a burglary."
Ulla said that the residents of the home where the attack occurred were relatively new to the cul-de-sac; public records verified that they have lived there since 2013.
Other neighbors noted that trouble appeared to be brewing at the home before Saturday evening, describing conflicts between the parents and the son, whom they described as being in his early 20s.
"They've had some challenges with him," neighbor Eva Chapman said. "We've heard them screaming, and police have been there before."
Police said they are investigating a motive for the attack, which marked the city's 24th homicide of the year and the fourth within two weeks. At this time in 2013, the city had recorded 30 homicides.
Staff writer Malaika Fraley contributed to this report. Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.