Monrovia Police Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect
On Sunday, January 22, 2012, at approximately 5:50 pm, Monrovia Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of Encino Avenue regarding a male adult victim with one stab wound to his chest. The victim was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The victim’s medical status was later upgraded to stable condition.
A subsequent investigation revealed the suspect violated a restraining order and entered into the home of his estranged wife. The suspect was holding a hunting style knife and confronted his wife and the victim, who is his wife’s male companion. The suspect stabbed the victim one time in the chest and fled from the location.
Monrovia Police Officers located the suspect at a nearby hotel in Monrovia and surrounded his room. The suspect was unaware of the police presence and exited his hotel room where he was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was arrested and charged for Attempt Murder and violating a protective court order.