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Teen arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to Watsonville stabbing

One person killed in stabbing on Marin Street in Watsonville Saturday
Watsonville PD
One person killed in stabbing on Marin Street in Watsonville Saturday

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 8/10/2021 12:30 p.m. A 17-year-old Watsonville resident has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to a stabbing on Marin Street on Saturday, according to Watsonville police.

Detectives say the teen accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old was arrested Monday night. Police said the suspect was also stabbed during the incident.

The 15-year-old who was killed has been identified as Watsonville resident JohnPaul Moreno, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the stabbing was an isolated incident and they do not believe there are any more suspects. Another teen was arrested in connection to the double stabbing Monday morning at the scene of the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gustavo Zamora at 831-768-3355.

UPDATE 8/9/2021 1 p.m. Watsonville police say a suspect has been arrested in connection to a double stabbing Saturday.

Police said the suspect was arrested near the scene of the stabbing Monday morning. A spokesperson for the department said the suspect is a male teen, but could not provide any more details.

Public Information Officer Michelle Pulido clarifies that the suspect was arrested in connection to a double stabbing, but he is not believed to be a homicide suspect. Police said they are working to identify anybody else who may be involved.

A 15-year-old was killed and a second person was injured in the stabbing off Marin Street Saturday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gustavo Zamora at 831-768-3355.

UPDATE 08/09/21 9:30 a.m. According to the Watsonville Police Department, the victim of the stabbing was a fifteen-year-old boy. A second individual was also stabbed but is expected to be okay.

The stabbing happened off Marin Street Saturday.

Police say they're still investigating and did not indicate if a suspect had been caught.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gustavo Zamora at 831-768-3355.

PREVIOUS STORY: At least one person was killed in a stabbing on Marin Street in Watsonville on Saturday.

Police say the incident happened around 9:45 p.m. Investigators were combing through the scene into the night.

Police are asking that residents stay away from the area as they collect evidence. They are not sure if this incident is gang-related, but the investigation is ongoing.

If you have information about the stabbing, you can call the police tip line at 831-471-1151.

This is a developing story.

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  1. “They are not sure if this incident is gang-related, but the investigation is ongoing.” It is unlikely it was gang related. I think the probability is that it was some medical school students from San Francisco who were arguing over which treatment option for diabetes is more prudent in certain cases, and the debate just got out of hand. Yeah, that must be it.

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