TEMECULA, Calif. – The girlfriend of a 19-yr-previous man who was fatally stabbed throughout an altercation within the parking zone of a California Walmart on Wednesday witnessed the lethal assault and held the teenager in her arms as he drew his final breath, in accordance with the sufferer’s mother and father.
Kevin Rodriguez was fatally stabbed round 12:15 p.m., following some kind of “altercation” that started between two males outdoors the shop in Temecula, based on KTLA.
The dispute escalated after shifting into the shop’s parking zone, the place the stabbing befell, in accordance with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division.
Rodriguez’s girlfriend of three years witnessed the assault and held him in her arms as he was bleeding, in accordance with his mother and father.
“He actually beloved his girlfriend,” the sufferer’s mom, Traci Rodriguez, informed KTLA Wednesday night time. “And I am sorry, I am actually sorry for her to need to undergo that — holding him, the best way she did. And I’ll be there for her.”
The younger man was handled on the scene for the stab wound however succumbed to the damage after being transported to a hospital.
Investigators haven’t but offered a motive, however Rodriguez’s father described it as a potential case of street rage, based mostly on the girlfriend’s account of what occurred.
Rodriguez, a contract videographer from Murrieta, was on his method to Walmart together with his girlfriend to select up groceries for his father’s belated birthday dinner. However as they approached the buying middle, the couple observed one other driver who appeared anxious and agitated.
“They noticed the man first honking at a woman going by means of the crosswalk. She stated there was a whole lot of visitors and this man seemed like he was getting actually dangerous nervousness,” stated Atticus Rodriguez, the sufferer’s father.
“He virtually hit my son’s automotive,” he continued. “So my son raises his palms and is like, ‘What’s incorrect? What’s improper with you?’ Got here right here to the Walmart, they only figured they are going to stroll into Walmart and purchase groceries and that is when the altercation occurred, the man acquired out of his automotive, went after my son, obtained him by the throat, he advised his girlfriend, ‘You are subsequent.’ She’s freaking out and she or he had no concept that he had a knife and stabbed him within the…