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Second suspect surrenders in triple stabbing at Elk Grove apartment complex

A second suspect in a triple stabbing at an Elk Grove apartment complex has surrendered to authorities.

Johnny Tran, 18, on Sunday was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at Sacramento County jail for one felony count for assault with a deadly weapon and a second count for conspiracy after surrendering to Elk Grove police Saturday.

Another suspect, Loc Nguyen, 20, who was arrested Friday night, also was being held on $50,000 bail on three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon for his alleged role in the stabbings during a skirmish with residents at The Crossings at Elk Grove apartments.

Elk Grove police detective Josh Magdaleno said the incident escalated after residents confronted Nguyen for speeding through the apartment complex in his Oldsmobile sedan on Friday night.

“He was challenged by the residents who were concerned that there were kids out there,” Magdaleno said. “An argument ensued.”

The detective said Nguyen retreated to his apartment then called his friend, Tran, who arrived speeding through the complex parking lot in his Infinity sedan.

Police said Nguyen and Tran then fought with three residents of the apartment complex. The three residents were stabbed with a pocket knife, suffering wounds that were not life-threatening. One of the victims later was released from the hospital, Magdaleno said.

Call The Bee’s Peter Hecht, (916) 326-5539.

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