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Child stabbed, suspect arrested at Arden Arcade apartment

Johnroy Aguilar
Johnroy Aguilar Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A 26-year-old man is in jail, accused of stabbing a 2-year-old child at an Arden Arcade apartment.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded about 7 a.m. Friday to an apartment in the 1800 block of Morse Avenue regarding a report of an injured child. While en route, deputies learned that the mother had locked herself and the child in a back room and that the suspect, identified as a roommate, was still inside the apartment, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Deputies arrived and forced their way into the apartment, where they found and apprehended the suspect, and recovered a kitchen knife allegedly used as a weapon.

The 2-year-old boy was transported to a hospital with substantial cuts. Sheriff’s officials said the youngster is listed in fair condition and is expected to survive.

Johnroy Aguilar was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

Sheriff’s officials said Aguilar and his family have shared the apartment with the child and the youngster’s mother, and no previous incidents of violence have been reported.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.