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16-year-old stabbed to death in Ontario fight; 3 suspects arrested

By in Press Enterprise on December 3, 2017

By Stephen Ramirez

A 16-year-old from Ontario has died from stab wounds following a fight Friday night, and three people — two other 16-year-olds and an adult who’s a convicted felon — have been arrested, Ontario police announced Sunday, Dec. 3.

Detectives believe the fight was gang- or tagging-crew related, police said in a news release. One other stabbing victim was hospitalized, but that victim’s wounds weren’t life-threatening.

Someone called police at 6:40 p.m. Friday about a large fight in the middle of the street in the 800 block of East Nocta Street, the release said. Nocta is a residential street just northwest of Ontario International Airport.

As police arrived, “several people scattered leaving two subjects behind, both suffering from stab wounds,” the release said. The gravely wounded 16-year-old was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center and later died. His name hasn’t been released by police or the coroner.

The less seriously injured person was driven to a hospital, police said.

Fernando Martinez, 22, of Ontario was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime, jail records show. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. No bail has been set.

The two juveniles also were arrested on suspicion of murder, according to the news release. Their names were not released but police said they are Ontario residents. Both were booked into San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall and bail was set at $1 million.

Martinez — whose middle name is listed as Dione, Dioney, Dionez or Gidney in court and jail records — has been in and out of jail since he was 18 and has two active criminal cases against him in San Bernardino County, court records show.

He was charged in August with misdemeanor forgery and receiving stolen property. A warrant for his arrest was issued in […]    

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