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Sunday Morning Stabbing Suspect Caught
By Karl Wehmhoener | email@example.com
AMARILLO -- On Sunday Morning, Amarillo Police were called out to a home in the 1800 block of N. Popular on a reported stabbing.
Officers found a 27-year-old male victim with stab wounds to his shoulder and stomach. His wounds are considered non-life threatening.
A 23-year-old second victim left for the hospital before police arrived. His wounds are considered non-life threatening.
The suspect had been a guest at the home, where several people were cooking outdoors. The suspect was reportedly under the influence of narcotics. He picked up a knife they were using in the cooking and attacked other people at the home. He cut or stabbed both victims before running away.
A few minutes later, officers received a call of person trying to pull an air conditioning unit out of the window of a home in the 1400 block of N. Buchanan. The suspect left before officers arrived, but his description matched that of the man that had stabbed the two people on Popular.
At about 2:30 a.m., officers were sent to the area of 15th and Dumas on a report of a man standing in the roadway, yelling at cars. Police say it was the man that had fled after stabbing two people on Popular.
The suspect was identified at Gabriel Vega, 26, of Phoenix, Arizona. He had blood on his shirt and hands. He was arrested, treated for minor cuts, and then booked into the Potter Co. Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.