ALHAMBRA — Police Thursday identified four suspects arrested in connection with two separate assaults — a triple-stabbing and a shooting — that took place early Wednesday in Downtown Alhambra.
Jermey Baltazar, 20, of Alhambra and Melvin Carranza, 26, of North Hollywood were arrested in connection with a fight-turned stabbing that took place about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday on Main Street, just west of First Street, Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said. Baltazar was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, while Carranza was booked on suspicion of simple assault in connection with the incident.
The two suspects became involved in an argument with four other men when Baltazar pulled a knife, Johnson said. Three of the alleged victims suffered stab wounds, while a fourth suffered other injuries.
All four victims were expected to recover.
As police were continuing to investigate the stabbing, a second attack — this time a shooting — was reported about 40 minutes later just around the corner on First Street, just north of Main Street, police said.
In that incident, Carlos Arrazola, 27, of San Gabriel, and Adrian Baltazar, 26, of Montebello, who is not related to Jermey Baltazar, are accused of shooting at a group of men they became involved in an argument with, Johnson said.
Both were found in the area and arrested, and a gun was recovered, he added.
The stabbing and shooting were not believed to be connected to each other, police said. No suspects were believed to remain at large.
According to county booking records, Jermey Baltazar was being held in lieu of $1 million bail and was due for arraignment Friday in Alhambra Superior Court. Carranza was released from jail Wednesday after posting $20,000 bail and was due in court July 6.
Adrian Baltazar and Carlos Arrazola were being held in lieu of $20,000 bail each and were both due for arraignment Friday in Alhambra Superior Court.