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

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.

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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.

"It 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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