Arrest Made In San Jose Cinco De Mayo Murder

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose police have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed another man to death during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Demetrius Campbell, a 20-year-old San Jose resident, was stabbed around 11:30 p.m. May 4 in the 2000 block of Flintcrest Drive.

Just before the stabbing, Campbell and the suspect, Joseph Rick Beltran, were involved in a verbal altercation at a Cinco de Mayo barbecue, according to detectives.

Campbell was taken to Regional Medical Center of San Jose, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. His death marked the city’s 16th homicide of 2011.

Beltran, 19, was arrested at his home, located in the 1200 block of Farringdon Drive on Wednesday.

He remains in custody at the Santa Clara County jail.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Merlin Newton or Detective Juan Vallejo at (408) 277-5283.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Silicon Valley Crimes Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or visit

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