1 dead, 1 hurt after stab attacks in Cornelius, Wilsonville
A man was arrested in Tigard Saturday after multiple stabbings that left one person dead and another critically wounded in Cornelius and Wilsonville.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Edi Villalobos was taken into custody after a pursuit that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. He was lodged on a charge of murder, with additional charges pending.
Deputies were first called around 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, to respond to a reported stabbing near the 2800 block of South Alpine Street in Cornelius. According to the sheriff's office, witnesses said 33-year-old Artemio Guzman-Olvera had been stabbed by Villalobos, who was a family member.
Deputies performed life-saving efforts on the scene until medical personnel arrived and Guzman-Olvera was transported by Life Flight to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A couple hours later, according to WSCO, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies contracted to the city of Wilsonville responded to a stabbing at the Carriage Estates apartment complex at the 10300 block of Southwest Wilsonville Road. The victim, 26-year-old Saul Antonio Ramirez Aguirre, was reportedly stabbed by Villalobos; he was transported to the hospital and was in stable condition after initially being in critical condition.
After that stabbing, police said Villalobos fled in a vehicle and eventually was located by Tualatin Police at Pacific Highway and Southwest 124th Avenue. More officers arrived and a pursuit took place before Villalobos stopped near Southwest 88th Avenue and Stratford Loop, where he ran away from the vehicle and eventually was apprehended.
An investigation of the incidents is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.
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