DAVIS — A 21-year-old former UC Davis student was reportedly arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing three, including two fatal, stabbings while attending high school in Oakland last week. .
and Press conference On Thursday, Davis Police Chief Darren Peytel said Carlos Dominguez was taken into custody after 15 people called in a local park with reports of someone matching the suspect’s description.
Pytel said Dominguez had a large knife in his backpack. He was wearing the same clothes described by an eyewitness for the third stabbing. Peitel says police believe Dominguez was responsible for all three stabbings. It wasn’t immediately clear if Dominguez had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
In a statement, the University of California, Davis said Dominquez was in her senior year of college until April 25 and “separated for academic reasons.”
Sacramento NBC affiliate KCRA-TV showed aerial footage of police speaking near the downtown park where the second victim, a 20-year-old UC Davis student, was murdered Wednesday afternoon. reported that it was captured by Officers were later seen putting the person in the back seat of a patrol car.
Davis is about 70 miles northeast of San Francisco on Interstate 80, with 67,000 residents and over 13,000 students living on the UC Davis campus.
The first death was reported on April 27 in downtown Central Park, when police found David Henry Blow, 50, perched on a bench where he often sat and slept. bottom. A second victim, Karim Abou Najm, was found in Sycamore Park on April 29 with multiple stab wounds. A homeless woman in her 60s was the victim of Monday’s stabbing.
a LinkedIn page Carlos Dominguez cites work experience that includes a two-month summer internship at West Auckland Health Center in 2017. There he followed dentists and learned the basics of patient management and care. He also shadowed a doctor in another summer internship in 2016. A nurse at Highland Hospital. He said the West Oakland Health Center was called for comment but did not immediately respond Thursday afternoon.
and Auckland Story Bank On a project page documenting the career aspirations of young Oakland students, Carlos Reales, a 15-year-old Castlemont High School student, shared his interests in video games, soccer and a medical career. He spoke of his desire to care for his grandmother, who suffers from diabetes, and how an internship in 2016 boosted his confidence and honed his desire to give back to the community.
“As a doctor, I want to give back to society. I love sports and want to open my own sports medicine clinic, offer free checkups, and invite other doctors to come and help,” he said. said in part that the internship “has introduced me to connections with people and a network of hospitals. We’ve been to Highland, Kaiser and UCSF to see how fun healthcare can be. You may find it boring or scary when a surgeon sees a lot of blood, but saving someone’s life makes me feel good about myself.”
A spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District did not respond to requests for information confirming Dominguez’s attendance.KRON-4 reported that he attended Rainey College in Oakland before UC Davis.
The Associated Press wire report contributed to this story.
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