Santa Barbara Police have arrested two men for stabbing another man in downtown Santa Barbara on Tuesday evening.
Jesse Andrew Mendoza, 18 of Santa Barbara, and Matthew Mendoza-Bimbela, 24 of Santa Barbara, were arrested for stabbing an adult male.
Around 8:45 p.m. Santa Barbara Police Officers responded to the 500 block of Fig Avenue, the small side street off State Street between W. Haley and W. Cota Streets.
Initial reports indicate the three men knew each other and were involved in a verbal argument that escalated when one of the suspects reportedly stabbed the victim multiple times.
The victim has yet to be identified but was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by a ground ambulance.
Mendoza and Mendoza-Bimbela were arrested about two hours later a few blocks from the incident and were booked into County Jail with a $1 million bail.
Both were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail, with bail set at $1 million, Ragsdale said.
On Thursday, Mendoza was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and two enhancements. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 14.
Charges against Mendoza-Bimbela were unable to be found through court records.
This is a developing story.