EPPD identifies suspect, victim in fatal Downtown El Paso stabbing

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Officials with El Paso Police Department (EPPD) identified the suspect and victim in Monday night’s fatal stabbing in Downtown El Paso.

EPPD officials say 23-year-old Jonathon Michael Baclet has been arrested and charged with Murder. Police also identified the victim as 34-year-old Victor Iram Fernandez of Central El Paso.

Police added that they are asking those witnesses who left the scene prior to them arriving, to contact EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit at 915-212-4040.

Late Monday night, EPPD officials provided an update to the situation, via a news release.

According to officials, Fernandez was found by officers at the scene, and Baclet remained on the scene and was taken into custody.

The preliminary information on this case is that an argument ensued between the pair in the parking lot of Speedway Convenience Store. The argument escalated to a physical altercation where the victim was fatally stabbed.

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According to emergency scanner traffic, the initial call went out at 5:45 p.m. Monday evening, near the Speedway Gas Station at the corner of Mesa and Yandell Streets.

Police say that due to the ongoing investigation and pending statements from witnesses, Baclet’s picture cannot be made public at this time, as it could hamper the investigation.

Photo by Marlenn Barraza – KTSM Photojournalist

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