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Three Arrested For Stabbing Two Men During Fight In Petaluma

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Three Petaluma men were arrested for a stabbing that sent two other men to the hospital Tuesday night, a police detective said.

Petaluma police responded to the stabbing around 8:40 p.m. in the area of Madison and Ellis streets, where the two victims were attacked by five men, Detective Tamara Shoemaker said.

Police found one man bleeding from multiple stab wounds and he was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

During the investigation, police learned two other people arrived at Petaluma Valley Hospital. One was being treated in the emergency room for stab wounds and the other was detained in the hospital parking lot, Shoemaker said.

Police determined they were involved in the altercation and the person in the parking lot was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The stabbing victim was then transferred to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Shoemaker said.

Officers at the crime scene were informed about two suspicious persons nearby. They contacted the two men, who matched the description of suspects in the stabbing. One was detained and the other ran away but was subdued with a Taser after a lengthy pursuit, Shoemaker said.

Police arrested Jesse Bright, Moses Hunt, and Jesus Gallarza Larios, all 18-year-old Petaluma residents, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury, possession of brass knuckles and resisting arrest. Charges are pending for additional suspects, according to Shoemaker.

Witnesses said there wasn’t a lengthy argument before the assaults, which occurred across the street from McKinley Elementary School at 110 Ellis St., Shoemaker said.

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