PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Lucio Merino Cervantes, a 24-year old Paso Robles resident. Cervantes is suspected of stabbing another man during a fight in Paso Robles on Feb. 17.
Twin Cities Community Hospital staff notified officers about the stabbing Saturday night, around 8:20 p.m., when the victim arrived for treatment. The victim and witnesses told investigators that Cervantes stabbed the victim while several men fought in front of a liquor store along the 3300 block of Spring St. earlier that evening.
Witnesses said Cervantes fled the scene, with two other unidentified males, in a dark colored sedan. Investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding this incident to determine what lead up to the fight. It does not appear to be gang related.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).