Lynchburg police ID 24-year-old man they say stabbed roommate

Police said the victim is in stable condition and remains hospitalized

Authorities said the 22-year-old victim is in stable condition but remains hospitalized

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

Authorities have identified the 24-year-old man who they said stabbed his roommate in Lynchburg on Monday.

Nery Escobar-Torres, 24, has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding after stabbing his 22-year-old roommate on Jefferson Street, according to Lynchburg Police. Officers said the victim is in stable condition but is still in the hospital.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Det. Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY

A man is in critical condition after a stabbing incident in Lynchburg on Monday evening, according to Lynchburg Police.

Around 6:28 p.m., LPD said they responded to the 1000 block of Jefferson Street for a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a man inside the building with ‘significant’ stab wounds, authorities said.

The victim was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital and as of Monday night, he was still in critical condition, according to the LPD.

Authorities said they found another man at the scene and arrested him without further incident. The man is still in police custody and charges are pending.

Police said they think the two men know each other, and there is no ongoing threat to the community.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. You can also enter a tip online or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


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