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Two injured, one arrested in weekend stabbings

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Benedicto Aguilar, 54 (Source: Shreveport City Jail) Benedicto Aguilar, 54 (Source: Shreveport City Jail)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Two men are injured and one man is behind bars following a pair of stabbings over the weekend in Shreveport.

Police say the first stabbing happened just before 10 p.m. on Saturday in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road. When they arrived, police found 37-year-old Merlin Izaguirre suffering a stab wound to the chest and arm.  

Izaguirre was taken to LSUHSC with what was described as potentially life threatening injuries. Police say they stopped a man subject walking along Buncombe Road a short distance from where the stabbing took place. Police say the man's hands and clothing were covered in what appeared to be blood. The man, later identified as 54-year-old Benedicto Aguilar was taken into custody and later arrested after it was discovered that he was the person allegedly responsible for stabbing Izaguirre. 

Benedicto was interviewed by Violent Crimes Investigators and later booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of aggravated battery.

Just over three hours later, police responded to a second stabbing that happened in the 6200 block of Henderson Avenue around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday and found 42-year-old Jerry Coleman suffering multiple stabs wounds to his stomach. Coleman was also taken LSUHSC with what was described as potentially life threatening injuries. Police say it was believed that Coleman was stabbed by a group of male suspects while attempting to intervene in a brawl between a group of women. 

No suspect descriptions have been provided and no arrests have been made in this stabbing as the investigation continues. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crimestoppers at 318-673-7373 or Shreveport Police Detectives at 318-673-6955.

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