Carlsbad Police: Man arrested after for attempted murder after police pursuit

Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 14:05:21-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - One man is behind bars after police said he stabbed a man multiple times before leading police on a pursuit through North San Diego County.

Carlsbad officers responded to reports of a traffic collision in the 6200 block of Paseo Del Norte at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they saw a red truck speed away and fail to yield to police.

The suspected driver was later identified as 28-year-old Gervin Giovanni Chavez.

At the scene, police found a man with multiple stab wounds to his head, neck, and torso and a female who was uninjured. Officers pursued Chavez and later apprehended him in Oceanside after he collided with a road median.

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Witnesses at the scene told police Chavez began an unprovoked attack against the man while they were in the vehicle together. The man was able to get out of the vehicle while it was still moving before Chavez stopped and got out to chase him.

Chavez continued attacking the man before a woman broke up the attack. Chavez then returned to his vehicle and led police on a pursuit.

Police do not believe there are any outstanding suspects. Chavez has been booked into Vista detention center and charged with attempted homicide.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is undergoing multiple surgeries for his wounds.