Police Identify Suspect in Stabbing Attack That Left One Man Dead, and Another in Critical Condition

Pasadena man suspected of perpetrating knife attack will make court appearance on Friday, Sept. 14

Published : Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 11:19 AM

Pasadena police announced that 66-year-old Pasadena resident Jose Antonio Santiago has been arrested and booked for murder after Santiago was detained Wednesday morning about 1:30 a.m. by officers responding to a double stabbing near a bar in East Pasadena.

One man was stabbed to death and the other man was found with a large knife plunged into his leg when officers arrived at the 2600 block of East Colorado Boulevard in response to a call for help.

A Good Samaritan driver passing by helped the wounded man struggle with and detain the suspect, whom they reportedly had pinned to the sidewalk when officers drove up.

“The motive remains unclear and the incident remains under investigation,” Lt. Jason Clawson said Thursday morning.

Preliminary information revealed there was some type of verbal exchange between the victims and the suspect. The suspect left but returned a short time later armed with a knife and stabbed both victims.

The man who died is described by police only as a 40-year-old. He was found unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from stab wounds to the torso.

Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedics immediately commenced life-saving efforts as they transported him to a local hospital. Life-saving efforts continued but the man succumbed to his injuries, police said in a statement.

The second victim, a man in his 30’s, was found with a large knife impaled in his leg.

The victim was also transported to a local area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The deceased victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Pasadena Police Detectives responded to the scene for investigation.

Santiago was being held on $2 million bail at the Los Angeles County Inmate Reception Center, according to online records.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626)744-4241, or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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