Carlos Dominguez, A former University of California student has been arrested in connection to a spree of deadly stabbings in Davis, California.
Two people died in the attacks and they left a small college town in fear.
Who is Davis stabbing suspect Carlos Dominguez?
Authorities have identified 21-year-old Carlos Dominguez as a suspect in the Davis, California stabbings.
At this time, not much information is available on Dominguez’s personal life, but police confirmed that he was a student at the University of California.
An official for the university said that he was in his third year until April 25, 2023, when he was “separated for academic reasons.”
Who are the Davis stabbing victims?
At this time, details of the stabbing spree are still being investigated, but the names of the victims have since been released.
The first stabbing, which happened on April 27, claimed the life of David Breaux, 50, a Stanford University graduate, and then two days later, a second attack claimed the life of 20-year-old computer science major Karim Abou Najm.
“David Breaux was beloved,” Lucas Frerichs, Davis’ former mayor, said, via The New York Times.
“He was probably one of the most peaceful, gentle people you’ll ever come across.”
A 64-year-old woman was also stabbed but she survived.
The violent attacks shook the UC Davis college town and left many students in fear.
“It’s eerie. At night the whole place is shut down,” UC Davis student Colin McCarthy told SFGATE.
“As soon as it starts getting dark, no one is outside. I had a friend go home because they were so worried about what’s going on.
“Davis never sees stuff like this,” McCarthy added.
Adam Ting had similar feelings, saying: “It’s really grim. Everyone’s shocked. Everyone’s on edge, you can see it in their faces.”
Where is Carlos Dominguez now?
After a days-long search, Dominguez was arrested on May 3, 2023, and booked on suspicion of murder.
Police said he was carrying “a hunting-style knife” at the time of the arrest.
The following day, he was charged with two counts of murder and a third count of attempted murder, according to The New York Times.
“A murderer is off the streets and our families will sleep easier tonight,” Davis’ mayor, Will Arnold, said in a statement.
“Now the work begins, in earnest, to heal as a community, to take back our shared spaces and to move forward as one.”
At this time, it is not known when Dominguez will appear in court.