Jeff Smith 10 a.m., July 29
Gang Brawl Leaves Many Knife Wounds
Fairmont Village continues to be an area plagued with gangland violence.
3800 Chamoune Avenue, Fairmont Village
March 23, 11:37 p.m.
Reports came in about a large fight at the intersection of University and Chamoune. One report indicated there was an injured male lying on the street.
Responding officers found Jose Herrera-Velasquez, 39, on the street, suffering from stab wounds. Paramedics attempted life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead at 11:52 p.m.
Preliminary investigation reveals that Velasquez and several males were involved in a gang-related violent altercation. After this altercation, another male fled the scene in his vehicle and was involved in a traffic accident at 3600 Chamoune Avenue.
Officers discovered that this male, 23, was also suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to the hospital. Believed to be a suspect in the murder, he was arrested.
Homicide detectives believe there are more suspects involved.