Thursday, August 30, 2007

Eastside man stabbed


A gang-related stabbing on Santa Barbara’s Eastside sent a 19-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries on Tuesday evening, police said.
Officers initially responded to the intersection of Mason and Voluntario streets for a call of possible shots fired at 9:49 p.m. Upon arrival, they found Roberto Amador leaning against a chain-link fence in the front yard at 14 N. Voluntario St.

“He had been stabbed several times in the abdomen and had several lacerations to his face,” Sgt. Todd Stoney said.
Authorities said there is no evidence of a gun being fired in the area. Police officials are not sure if Amador is a gang member, but did say that the incident is being considered gang-related.
Cottage Hospital Spokeswoman Janet O’Neill confirmed that Amador was admitted Tuesday evening, adding that the 19-year-old is listed in fair condition and remains under protection.
Police said detectives are currently working on several leads and declined to comment further.
Tuesday’s stabbing comes in the wake of a recent spate of gang violence in Santa Barbara, including two other stabbings earlier this year that resulted in the deaths of a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.
In March, Luis Angel Linares, 15, died in a midday gang fight on State Street after being stabbed eight times. Ricardo Juarez, a 14-year-old charged with killing Linares, will be arraigned in September with his trial expected to take place next year. Juarez pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
In mid-July, a gang-related stabbing on the Westside resulted in the death of 16-year-old Lorenzo Valentin Carachure. Police have not made any arrests in connection with that case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why do you guys even post his adress now all you guys are doing is creating more problem now the rival side has an idea on where he might live cause they obviosly know he was gonna try to flee to his house you guys are so careless