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Homeless Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Teen In Campbell Park

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16-year-old Ivan Diaz Amezcua was fatally stabbed at John D. Morgan Park in Campbell on March 16, 2014. (CBS)

16-year-old Ivan Diaz Amezcua was fatally stabbed at John D. Morgan Park in Campbell on March 16, 2014. (CBS)

CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — A homeless man is suspected of killing a teenager during a fight in Campbell on Sunday night, according to police.

Todd Tharp, 24, was arrested after he was found injured at 8:26 p.m. in the area of John D. Morgan Park at 540 W. Rincon Ave., police said.

Todd Tharp (Campbell Police Dept.)

Todd Tharp (Campbell Police Dept.)

Tharp appeared to have been in a fight and police learned shortly afterward that a 16-year-old boy had shown up at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center with a stab wound.

The teenage San Jose resident was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m. Monday, police said.

Authorities told KPIX 5 the teen has been identified as Ivan Diaz Amezcua.

Investigators concluded that Tharp had stabbed the teen during a fight. Tharp was also taken to Valley Medical Center and treated for his injuries, then was booked into jail on suspicion of murder, police said.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Campbell police Sgt. Gary Berg at (408) 871-5190.

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