Former UC Davis Student from Oakland Arrested for Serial Stabbings: Police

Davis police have arrested a former student of the University of California, Davis, Carlos Dominguez, for allegedly committing three recent stabbings, including two that were fatal. The suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday after 15 people reported seeing someone that matched his description in a local park. The police discovered that Dominguez had a large knife in his backpack and he was wearing the same clothes that witnesses had seen during the third stabbing. Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel has said that police believe Dominguez is responsible for all three stabbings.

It was reported that the suspect had previously been a student at UC Davis. NBC-affiliate KCRA captured aerial footage of police speaking with a person of interest near the downtown park where the second victim was killed. The police then placed the person in the back of a patrol car. Davis is a small city located about 70 miles (112 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Sacramento. The city has roughly 67,000 residents in addition to more than 13,000 students who live on the UC Davis campus.

NBC Bay Area’s Raj Mathai interviewed a retired San Francisco police officer who specialized in homicides about the event. The first death was reported on Thursday in downtown’s Central Park, where David Henry Breaux was found hunched over a bench where he often sat or slept. The second victim, Karim Abou Najm, was found later on Saturday night at Sycamore Park with multiple stab wounds. On Monday, a homeless woman, who is in her 60s, was the victim of the third stabbing.

At present, it is unclear if Dominguez has an attorney to represent him. Police are currently investigating the matter. The suspect remains in custody and is awaiting trial. Law enforcement officials are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward and provide it to the authorities. The community is also being advised to remain vigilant and take any necessary precautions to remain safe.

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