Victim stabbed with broken beer bottle during weekend fight

Victim stabbed with broken beer bottle during weekend fight

POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:15am

UPDATED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:19am

A broken beer bottle was turned into weapon this weekend when a fight between two men got heated.

The Lafayette Police Department reports that on Sunday, March 11 at around 4:20 a.m. they responded to a call of a disturbance on Church Hill Street. When they arrived they found the victim, a 28 year old male from Arnauldville, suffering from a stab wound beneath his left arm.

According to reports the victim was involved in a fight with the suspect, Miguel J. Martinez, 24, of Duson. During the fight Martinez armed himself with a broken beer bottle. That’s when he stabbed the victim.

Martinez fled the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital. We’re told he’s in stable condition.

Police are seeking the location of Martinez. An arrest warrant has been issued for Attempted Second Degree Murder.

If you know anything regarding the whereabouts of Miguel Martinez, please call Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477).

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