Pictured, Barbarito Cano was being held by an officer Sunday just before Cano's arrest. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. That weapon, at left, was believed to be a paring knife. Photo by OFELIA GARCIA HUNTER
Two men stabbed on last night of Fiesta Bandana; Cano arrested
Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal
As the talent show was at its peak, a stabbing interrupted the festivities about 8 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Plaza Park at the Fiesta Bandana.
Police recovered a three-inch paring knife at the scene.
"Our officers worked fast and it happened only feet from our security," Police Chief Danny Bueno said. "We haven't had anything like this happen in a while."
According to police, a man believed to be the suspect, Barbarito Cano, 48, stabbed two other men.
The first victim, identified as Joe Lugo Garcia, had stab wounds to the side of his upper torso and chest, and the second victim, Victor Trevino Jr. was cut on his hand.
The stabbing happened just feet away from a packed venue where a talent show was going on.
Garcia, with the double stab wounds, was taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice and then flown by HALO Flight to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Memorial in Corpus Christi.
"He had a (punctured) artery," Police Chief Danny Bueno said. "He was bleeding real bad."
Trevino, with cuts to his hand, was taken to CHIRSTUS Spohn Hospital Alice.
The conditions of the two men were not known as of Monday morning.
Cano, the suspect, stood next to a tree with blood stains on his yellow shirt as he was being held by a police officer. Cano was arrested on the scene. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.