The name of the suspect involved in the Sunday night stabbing in Dunkirk has been released.
In a Wednesday night press release from Dunkirk Police, Mario Castro Jr., 18, of East Second Street, Dunkirk, was implicated in the stabbing.
Officers responded to Woodrow Avenue and Second Street at 7:50 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. The victim was found on the side of Woodrow Avenue with stab wounds to his lower body. A suspect, Castro, was identified and it was learned he may still be in the area. A search found Castro, who fled on foot from police.
Mario Castro Jr.
Dunkirk Police obtained a warrant and took Castro into custody at his residence Tuesday without incident for second-degree assault, a class D-felony. The release noted this was not a random act of violence as Castro and the victim knew each other.
Castro was held in the city lockup until he was arraigned in Dunkirk City Court by Judge Drag Wednesday. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond. Castro was also on parole at the time of the incident and was therefore also charged with a parole violation.
Neither the name or condition of the victim was released.