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Stabbing Reported in 7-Eleven Parking Lot at Mission & Swift in Santa Cruz

Two men from Campbell and San Bruno were arrested as they were reportedly making their getaway, police say.

Gabriel Vegas, 19, Campbell resident. Photo: SCPD.
Gabriel Vegas, 19, Campbell resident. Photo: SCPD.
A Campbell man, 19, and a San Bruno male, 22, were arrested Saturday night in Santa Cruz after a reported stabbing in a 7-Eleven parking lot at Mission and Swift streets, according to police. 

The Santa Cruz Police Department was called to a reported fistfight and stabbing in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 10:50 p.m. 

A 42-year-old man told police he was confronted by "a younger group," where words were exchanged that led to the stabbing, police said.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening wounds to his face and leg, and officers broadcasted a description of the suspects' vehicle  -- a silver Toyota Camry. 

The auto was spotted traveling southbound on the Highway 1 bypass, and stopped and arrested were 19-year-old Gabriel Vegas of Campbell, and Christopher Amato, 22, of San Bruno, police said.

Although Vegas denied involvement in the incident, police claim video footage from a nearby business confirmed he was the stabber. 

The knife allegedly used in the attack was recovered from inside the suspects’ car, along with a Glock .45 caliber handgun registered to Amato and amphetamines, police said.  
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Pat Kittle June 08, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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