Photo: Bracker under arrest
At 10:30AM on March 6th, Fresno Police were called to the Grocery Outlet on West Shaw and North Marty Avenue for a stabbing.
When police arrived, they found a 64-year old woman inside the store, near the cash registers, lying in a pool of blood. She had been stabbed at least twice in the neck. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The suspect, a male in his 30s, was chased by store employees until they lost him in an apartment complex nearby. The store’s security cameras caught the attack, which occurred toward the back of the store, on video allowing officers a description of the man.
During their search of the suspect, officers spotted a BMW driver mid-alteration with a man who fit the description of their suspect. 32-year old Manuel Bracker was confirmed to be the suspect in the video and arrested.
The relationship, if any, between Bracker and the 64-year old female victim, who is believed to be homeless, is unknown. The reason for the altercation between Bracker and the BMW driver is also a mystery at this time.
What is known is Bracker is in custody at the Fresno County Jail. He is charged with battery, obstructing a public officer, possession of a weapon, and attempted first and second-degree murder. His bail is set at over $500,000.