Rhea Mahbubani

Police Arrest Santa Rosa Man For Allegedly Stabbing Two During Argument

Police arrested a 20-year-old man early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed two people during an argument at a party in Santa Rosa. 

At 2:05 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 2600 block of Plata Court, according to police. 

Upon arrival, officers found two people suffering from stab wounds. One of the victims had a stab wound to the neck while the other was stabbed in the upper back, police said. 

Both victims were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. 

After conducting a preliminary investigation, officers located the suspect nearby, identified as Santa Rosa resident Mark Marrufo. 

Officers were also able to recover the knife Marrufo allegedly used to stab the victims, according to police. 

Investigators concluded Marrufo and one of the victims had gotten into an argument while at a party. During the argument, Marrufo stabbed the victim in the back. 

When the second victim tried to intervene, Marrufo stabbed that victim in the neck, police said. 

Marrufo also injured himself during the stabbing. He then fled the scene. 

Officers arrested Marrufo on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to police. 

Marrufo was hospitalized and treated for his injuries. He was later booked into the Main Adult Detention Facility, police said.

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