According to the San Luis Obispo PD, they received a call regarding a stabbing incident on Foothill near the entrance to Mustang Village. The call came in around 12:47 a.m. on Friday, September 18. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered two male victims who each suffered a single stab wound to their upper bodies.
Ambulances were called and the victims were treated at the crime scene, and then transported to Sierra Vista Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. According to investigators, one victim is a student at Cal Poly and the other is a Cuesta College student. Police say both victims were attending an event hosted by the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.
During the event, a man had attempted to gain admittance, and was denied due to the event being private. According to statements taken by investigators, he became upset and got into a physical fight with the student at the door. The fight was broken up and the intruder fled.
The young man at the door and a friend were walking along Foothill Road about 30 minutes later. Once they reached the entrance to Mustang Village, they were approached by two men. One was the man who was denied entrance to the event. The two suspects initiated a physical fight with the two students.
According to the victims, the second assailant pulled a knife and stabbed both victims in the upper torso. Afterwards, the suspects fled the scene along Foothill Road toward California Avenue. At the time police could not locate either suspect.
The first suspect was described as a white male with olive complexion in his 20s, about 5’06” and average build, with a dark beard. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is described as a white male also with olive complexion in his 20s, about 6’ tall, weighing around 160 pounds with dark hair, and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. This suspect is the one who stabbed the victims.
SLOPD received information from an undisclosed source regarding the identity of one of the suspects, named Jay Hernandez, reportedly a student at Cuesta College. Police then obtained an arrest warrant for Hernandez, who turned himself in to Tulare County jail personnel on Saturday, September 19. He later posted bail in the amount of $25,000 and was released on bond. The other suspect has not been identified by police, and is believed to be still at large.