Suspect Arrested for Random Triple Stabbing

Suspect Arrested for Random Triple Stabbing

FRESNO – Police arrested a suspect they believe is behind the apparent random attack on three people earlier this week at an east-central Fresno apartment complex. Officers placed 24-year-old Jacob Velasquez of Fresno in custody in connection to the stabbings of three people, two of whom were critically injured.

Officers responded to call at the Sandalwood Apartments on the corner of Willow and Ashlan avenues around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. They found three stab victims near the complex’s swimming pool, authorities said. Witnesses were able to lead the officers to a nearby apartment complex, where they discovered and arrested Velasquez, who had a knife on him.

Authorities said that Velasquez had jumped the fence to get into the pool area of the Sandalwood Apartments. He then allegedly walked over to one of the female victims, started talking to her, and then stabbed her. Velasquez then jumped into the pool, stabbed the other female victim, then got out and got into a fight with a male, authorities said.

Police say the attacks appear to have been random.

Velasquez was booked into the Fresno County Jail on three counts of attempted murder and one count of resisting arrest.

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Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.