A 21-year-old who was a student at the University of California, Davis, until last week was arrested on accusations of fatally stabbing two people and wounding another in attacks that terrified the quiet college community, police said Thursday.
Carlos Dominguez was apprehended Wednesday after 15 people reported seeing someone who matched the suspect’s description near a city park where he is accused of stabbing the second victim to death, according to Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel.
Pytel did not reveal a motive for the stabbings, which occurred over several days beginning with the finding of the first body on April 27, and said it was unclear whether Dominguez knew the victims. A 50-year-old homeless guy well-liked in the neighborhood and a 20-year-old UC Davis student were killed. A homeless lady who was assaulted in her tent on Monday night is recuperating.
“He was out wandering a neighborhood where the second homicide had occurred. He had a large knife in a backpack, wearing the same clothes from the third stabbing,” Pytel told a news conference, explaining the circumstances of Dominguez’s arrest. “That’s highly unusual and unique.”