Police identify victim, charge woman with murder in Lower Valley stabbing
EL PASO (KTSM) — UPDATE: The El Paso Police Department has charged 33-year-old Elizabeth Munoz of the 200 block of N. Davis in El Paso with murder in connection with the weekend stabbing death of Raul Robles.
EPPD were able to locate and take Munoz into custody late Sunday evening. Her bond has been set at $250,000. El Paso Police will release her mugshot at a later time.
UPDATE: El Paso Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Raul Robles from Chaparral, New Mexico.
Police said Robles got into a fight with another man at the Alvarez Housing Complex on the North Loop near Lomaland Saturday afternoon. They said the man stabbed Robles multiple times in the chest.
Paramedics took him to Del Sol Medical Center where he died.
Police believe Robles knew his attacker, but he has not been arrested.
If you have information about this murder, police want you to call them.
ORIGINAL: A stabbing during a fight at a Lower Valley housing complex leaves one man dead. Police tell KTSM they're now investigating the stabbing as a murder. It happened about 3:30 Saturday afternoon at the Alvarez Apartments on Lomaland, near North Loop.
People who live at the complex, where the murder happened, say they were shocked that something like this could happen in their quiet community.
"I'm scared right now, yeah. It happened right behind my house," said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified.
She said she's still in shock about what happened.
"I never thought something like that would happen here.”
Police said they received a call about a fight at the complex. When they got there, they found a man in his early 30’s bleeding from a stab wound.
Paramedics rushed him to Del Sol Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Now police have turned this case into a murder investigation.
"We do believe that the suspect and the victim knew each other,” said El Paso police spokesperson, Javier Sambrano. “So at this moment we are still working on locating the suspect in this particular case."
The neighbor said she didn't hear any type of a fight at first. When she finally did look outside, she saw the bloody aftermath.
"I didn't know he was bleeding that much in the beginning. I didn't realize he was that hurt, until he passed out and fell to the floor. Then I saw the blood," she said.
Even though no one has been arrested as of yet, police do know who they're looking for.
"At this time we do have a name, but nothing we can disclose at the moment," said Sambrano.
The neighbor said knowing the police are looking for suspects provides some relief.
"I just hope that whoever did this, they get caught,” she said. “This is senseless. It was a young person, a young life."
That neighbor said she did not recognize the man who died, and she isn't sure he lives at the complex. If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477.