Man stabs roomate with pruning shears

August 25, 2008 12:30:10 PM PDT
A Santa Rosa man was booked into Sonoma County jail this morning for allegedly stabbing his roommate with pruning shears. The suspect, tentatively identified by police as Antonio Francisco Amancio, 30, was booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Lisa Banayat said. Police are using fingerprints to confirm his identity, Banayat said. The victim, Camerino Martinez-Gutierrez, 19, walked into a local hospital around 2 a.m. today with stab wounds to his face, neck, head and torso, Banayat said. He said his roommate attacked him at their home in the 900 block of Aston Avenue, Banayat said. Police found the suspect locked in a garage at the duplex. He was intoxicated and refused to comply with police orders, Banayat said. Officers forced their way into the garage and subdued the man, Banayat said. Two suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. Police recovered the pruning shears at the home, Banayat said. After receiving medical clearance, the suspect was booked into the Sonoma County jail. Martinez-Gutierrez is still hospitalized but is expected to survive, Banayat said.

Load Comments