Sunday, February 8, 2015
California: Police have charged a Latino teenager with a hate crime for the stabbing of two black men in a Covina shopping center parking lot
Police Sgt. Gregg Peterson said that 19-year-old Louis Vasquez was arrested on charges of suspicion of attempted murder, use of a deadly weapon and a hate crime for the attack on two black men. Peterson says that Vasquez slashed a 27-year-old black man walking through the parking lot, cutting his right shoulder and left knee. Peterson says that the Hispanic suspect then stabbed an 18-year-old black store employee in the back as he retrieved shopping carts. Police say that the black victims did not know each other and it was a racially motivated attack.