El Paso police have arrested a man in connection with a double stabbing that reportedly took place Saturday evening. According to the El Paso Times, Juan Cedillo of West El Paso has been arrested for allegedly stabbing two men during a confrontation in a parking lot that evening.
The El Paso Police Department reportedly said they responded to a call about two men that had been stabbed around 7:02 pm Saturday evening. The report stated that two men had been attacked with a knife at 5216 Carousel Drive. KFOXTV reported that when police arrived at the scene, they saw blood in the parking lot and soon located the two victims that had been stabbed.
One of the victims has been identified as 21-year-old Jose Guadarrama and according to reports, he knew Cedillo. According to the El Paso Times, Guadarrama had seen a man he knew trying to move a vehicle in the parking lot and the driver appeared to be intoxicated. The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Juan Cedillo, 42, of the 5200 block of Carousel.
Guadarrama reportedly went down to help Cedillo because he nearly hit several parked cars in his alleged intoxicated state. It was after Guadarrama reached into Cedillo’s vehicle to turn it off and remove the keys that the suspect allegedly lunged at Guadarrama with a knife.
According to KFOXTV, Alonzo Suarez, 24, had witnessed Cedillo allegedly stab Guadarrama. Suarez then reportedly grabbed Cedillo in a bear hug, which led Cedillo to cut Suarez on the face, near his right eye. Police say that both Suarez and Guadarrama sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
While the two victims in the El Paso stabbing are expected to recover, a San Jose stabbing last Wednesday left one man dead. The stabbing was reportedly the result of an argument that broke out inside Johnny V’s nightclub. Police responded to the call around 1:18 am with reports of a man who had been stabbed.
On arrival, police located one man suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to a local area hospital where he later died of his injuries. Police were able to make an arrest with the help of some witnesses who saw the suspect walk off.
In the case of the El Paso stabbing, police say that Cedillo was wanted for two outstanding warrants from 2009 in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The El Paso Times reported that these two previous warrants were for assault/family violence and for interference with an emergency call.
Reports state that Cedillo has been booked in to the El Paso County Detention Facility with a $110,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and outstanding warrants.
[Image via Shutterstock/txking and by the El Paso Police Department via the El Paso Times]