Cops: Neighbor stopped man who was stabbing 4 relatives
Anaheim, Calif. — A 20-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed four relatives in a family dispute that was broken up by a neighbor with a baseball bat, Southern California police said Tuesday.
The Anaheim Police Department booked Gino Liam Fuentes into jail on four counts of attempted murder and one count of elder abuse. His bail is $500,000.
Anaheim Sgt. Daron Wyatt said it’s unclear how he is related to the four victims, who are in critical but stable condition. The victims are two women, ages 66 and 48, and two men, ages 55 and 24. Fuentes was armed with knives.
In a social media post, police said Fuentes stabbed his relatives inside a house Tuesday and continued the attack when the relatives tried to escape to the front yard. A neighbor intervened with a baseball bat, prompting the suspect to flee on foot.
The neighbor, Manuel Gonzalez, told KABC-TV he saw one of the female victims stumble outside while he was working on his yard.
“I saw her shirt full of blood and her gushing out blood from her neck,” he said.
Gonzalez said he grabbed a crowbar and a baseball bat and hit the suspect.
“He already had stabbed four people, so I said, ‘These people’s life is in danger as well as mine and everybody that’s around here,” Gonzalez said.
Police say Fuentes was arrested about a mile away.
Wyatt said he does not know if Fuentes has a lawyer.