Update: Napa Stabbing Victim Identified as Gang Member

Updated with police statement: Known gang member Christopher Anguiano, 20, is not cooperating with police investigating the attack that left him with a non-life-threatening stab wound Wednesday afternoon, Napa Police Lt. Debbie Peecook said.

Updated 11:45 a.m.: Napa police issued the following statement Thursday:

On January 2, 2013 at 1431hrs. the Napa Police Department and the Napa Fire Department responded to the report of a stabbing in the 2100 block of Locust Street. Officers located the victim, Christopher Anguiano seated in a seat in the garage. He was bleeding from a stab wound to his chest area. Anguiano was not cooperative and refused to provide any details regarding the incident or where the incident took place.

Family members at the scene reported that a black vehicle had dropped Anguiano off at their residence and that he had walked to the house. It is unknown the motive for this fight.

It is believed that the incident may have occurred in the Imola Ave area near Gasser Drive. A citizen had reported seeing a fight between two male subjects in this area about one hour before Anguiano arrived on Locust. One of the responsibles left in a vehicle and the other left on foot.

The victim was transported to the Queen of the Valley Hospital where he is being treated for a stab wound. The stabbing investigation is assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit of the Napa Police Department. If you have any information in regards to the incident please contact Officer Keri Sedgley at (707) 258-7879 or 258-7880 ext 7879.

Earlier on Napa Valley Patch:

A 20-year-old Napa man stabbed Wednesday is a known gang member who is not cooperating with investigators, Napa Police Lt. Debbie Peecook said Thursday morning.

Peecook said police believe Christopher Anguiano was wounded somewhere in the Imola Avenue area and driven some time later to a family member’s residence in the 2100 block of Locust Street.

At 2:30 p.m., police and fire responded to a report of a stabbing victim at the Locust address. When they arrived, they found Anguiano suffering from a stab wound to the upper chest, Napa Fire Capt. Pat Wamsley said.

“He had a six- to eight-inch stab wound to the right upper side of his chest,” Wamsley said. “At the time, we considered it to be life threatening, and he taken by ambulance to the Queen."

Peecook said investigators believe Anguiano was wounded somewhere in the Imola Avenue area and driven some time later to a family member’s residence on Locust Street at which time police were called.

Peecook said Anguiano is a known gang member, but that at this time it's unknown whether the attack was gang-related.

“Right now, we do not have a motive,” she said.

Peecook said Thursday morning Anguiano’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

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Louisa Hufstader January 04, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Just an option I exercise from time to time.
Scott Yeager January 04, 2013 at 08:07 PM
It's not like anyone ever says anything remotely out of bounds here on Patch.
MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" January 04, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Your the Boss Thanks and Happy New Year.
Louisa Hufstader January 04, 2013 at 08:49 PM
This just in: A Napa man with the same surname as this victim was arrested in the same block of Locust Street a day after the stabbing. http://patch.com/A-0PSR
Louisa Hufstader January 04, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Not for much longer, alas: My last day is Jan. 31. I will miss Napa County, but my new posting on Martha's Vineyard is closer to my parents. Happy New Year to you and everyone on our Patch.


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