Slain bar employee was beloved Little League coach

Slain bar employee was beloved Little League coach

The infield is filled with friends and family of Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family, including John Blanco, from San Jose, a board member with the Eastridge Little League, gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family, including friends Vincent Aguilar, left, and Nick Dunkelberger, both from San Jose, gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, fake id Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

A poster is on display as friends and family gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family, including friend Miguel Guerrero, center, gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, fake drivers license Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

The infield is filled with friends and family of Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Friends and family, including friends Vincent Aguilar, left, and Nick Dunkelberger, both from San Jose, gathered to remember Frank Navarro, who died early Sunday morning outside of Tres Gringos club, at the Eastridge Little League fields in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

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PUBLISHED: February 26, 2017 at 7:33 am UPDATED: March 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Frank Navarro, 35, was reportedly stabbed in an altercation involving a would be patron who had been turned away after presenting a fake ID at the entry to Tres Gringos Cabo Cantina on South Second Street, according to a co worker and family members. Navarro was rushed to a local hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Frank Navarro teaching a Little League clinic (Courtesy Vera Covarrubias)

The killing marks San Jose sixth homicide of the year.

According to a law enforcement source, a vehicle seen fleeing the scene was stopped about seven miles west near Saratoga Avenue and Kiely Boulevard, and two people inside were detained in association with the deadly stabbing. Their involvement, if any, was not immediately clear Sunday morning.

San Jose police have not confirmed the coworker and family account, identified the victim nor described any suspects.

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Navarro was president of Eastridge Little League, after years spent playing, coaching and volunteering. Hundreds of family members, friends and others gathered to mourn Navarro at a vigil Sunday night, filling the infield of an Eastridge ball field on Cunningham Avenue.

was one of the best coaches out here, said Rudy Perez, 20. made sure we got our grades up. He always made us do better, on and off the field. League was his life, said Navarro girlfriend, Vera Covarrubias.

Rose Herrera, a former city vice mayor who knew Navarro through his work with kids baseball and his coaching at Overfelt High, called the tragedy big loss for his family and for the community. grew up in East San Jose. At Overfelt, he was on the wrestling and football teams, playing a defensive lineman on a team that won the Central Coast Section championship.

He attended De Anza College, and worked in China teaching English. He also worked several years as a preschool classroom aide at Grant Elementary in San Jose Unified, and returned to Overfelt to coach varsity football and baseball.

was great with the kids, Overfelt Principal Vito Chiala said. saw (athletics) as way to keep them engaged as they made their way through school. recently, Navarro worked for a security contractor and also for at least 10 years in security for a company that owned downtown San Jose clubs, including VooDoo Lounge, San Jose Bar and Grill and Tres Gringos, Covarrubias said.

But his focus was on Little League.

His grandfather, Robert Delgado, was the longtime coach and board member of Eastridge Little League.

and grandpa were always side by side at the field working together, said Navarro uncle, Eric Velo, said. grew up through Little League. became a coach, then a few years ago, fake id generator he agreed to take over leadership of the Eastridge league when longtime President Jerry Soriano retired.

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