Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

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Daniel Medina and Juan Rios / SBPD

Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

On Saturday, February 03, 2018, at approximately 11:57 P.M., Santa Barbara Police Dispatch received numerous 911 calls reporting a fight in progress in the 600 block of State Street.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim with numerous stab wounds to his upper body which were severe enough to require immediate medical treatment at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  Within fifteen minutes, two additional men arrived at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with numerous stab wounds.  All three victims reported being stabbed during the same incident on State Street.

Physical evidence, video recordings, and witness statements revealed that a man and his niece were in a bar downtown when an argument ensued between the two of them and a group described as local gang members.  Fearing for their safety, the man and his niece immediately left the bar and began walking north on State Street. Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to defuse the situation and several members of the group followed them, challenging them to fight.  One of the suspects punched the woman in the face, knocking her to the ground, and then attacked the man.  Two nearby citizens witnessed this attack and rushed to the aid of the two victims.  The good Samaritans were able to cause the attackers to flee, but not before the original male victim and both of the men helping him sustained multiple stab wounds.  Police were able to identify the two primary attackers and obtained warrants for their arrest. 

On Tuesday, February 06, 2018, detectives located and arrested both suspects on these warrants.  Daniel Medina (23 years) was arrested for 245PC, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and 186.22PC, Participation in a Criminal Street Gang. Juan Rios (21 years) was arrested for 664/187PC, Attempted Murder, and 186.22PC, Participation in a Criminal Street Gang.

 

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Flicka Feb 08, 2018 10:00 AM
Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

Really, where does it say the uncle and niece are gang members? And, that the bad boys are not U.S citizens? There parents could possibly be immigrants and had the babies born here. You know the true meaning of assume?

Roger Feb 08, 2018 09:47 AM
Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

@MGM Thanks for trying but there is a gang of anonymous wannabes on Edhat that want me out of here I guess it's good to want. They were booted off another website when the other website stopped taking anonymous comments, (They don't want anyone to know whom they are) As that website will take "Letters to the Editor." I suspect most of them do their best putdown comments during Happy Hour it seems many of the negative comments are posted at that time...I love you all even though I think many of you should join A.A.

CoastWatch Feb 07, 2018 02:14 PM
Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

I feel for the "good samaritans" who were stabbed- The bangers, not so much- Just let them kill each other and don't get involved- it's the path they chose for themselves... There are so many opportunities for school, free college tuition and other options, but, yeah- I wanna be a banger.

Nature Boy Feb 07, 2018 04:06 PM
Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

CoastWatch: Did you READ the article? It doesn't say the victims (the original ones) were gang members -- only the attackers. So your "Let them kill each other" sentiment is deeply flawed and unfair. Please apologize.

a-1539652793 Feb 07, 2018 02:02 PM
Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

How do you know these thugs are not home born Latinos? You really think every gang member is an illegal immigrant that is here because of "sanctuary city" policies? THAT is pretty racist if you ask me.

Nature Boy Feb 07, 2018 06:52 PM
Two Men Arrested for Stabbing Three People on State Street

Roger, i don't get it. What are you "smiling" at? Without context is sounds like you're smiling about as-far-as-we-know innocent people being attacked & stabbed. Maybe you were replying to a post i didn't see?

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