General Crime

* Seven teenage boys were arrested in Santa Cruz connection with a stabbing

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

Scroll to the bottom to view and make comments

Seven teenage boys were arrested in Santa Cruz on Friday in connection with a stabbing earlier last week that seriously injured a Sacramento man, police said. The stabbing was reported on Wednesday in the 200 block of Second Street. The 18-year-old victim was walking through the area with his girlfriend when the suspects mistakenly accused him of being a Norteno gang member and challenged him, according to police.

The suspects are all allegedly members of “Killa Chicos,” a Sureno gang clique prevalent in the lower Ocean Street and Beach Flats neighborhoods of Santa Cruz, police said.The victim was stabbed, then was taken to a trauma center where he remains in serious condition, according to police. Two suspects were arrested immediately after the attack, while detectives worked over the next two days to identify the other suspects.

The seven suspects — a 14-year-old Santa Cruz resident, a 15-year-old Santa Cruz resident, four 16-year-old Santa Cruz residents and a 17-year-old Live Oak resident — were each booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of attempted homicide and participation in a criminal street gang, police said.

Copyright © 2012 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Mention Fugitive Watch for a Discount

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons