Man charged in double stabbing in Covina says he's not guilty

Man charged with double stabbing in Covina parking lot enters a not guilty plea

A 19-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two men in a Covina parking lot.

Louis Vasquez of La Puente was arrested Saturday after police said he knifed a man as he walked through a parking lot in the 100 block of North Azusa Avenue.

Shortly after, an 18-year-old store employee who was collecting carts in the shopping center parking lot was stabbed in the back and right shoulder.

β€œIt was totally random,” said Sgt. Gregg Peterson of the Covina Police Department.

Authorities said Vasquez fled the parking lot and was arrested in the backyard of a home in the 800 block of West Edna Place.

A known gang member, Vasquez remains jailed with bail set at $2 million. 

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