Nampa police arrested one man Saturday in connection with a stabbing Thursday and are looking for another suspect, according to a press release.
Christopher Jesse Torres, 31, of Caldwell was arrested at the 16000 block of 19th Street in Nampa at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday. He was charged with aggravated battery and also taken into custody for a parole violation, according to the release.
The stabbing took place early Thursday at a Maverik gas station on 12th Avenue Road in Nampa. Police responded to the scene around 11:30 p.m. and discovered a 26-year-old man with several stab wounds to his back. He was transported to the hospital, but his condition is still unknown. Reportedly, the two suspects asked the victim if he was a “Blood or Crip” and then one of the men pushed him. The victim tried to defend himself and police said he was stabbed in the process. A woman who had been driving the suspects attempted to stop the fight and got the two men to leave the scene, according to police.
The stabbing victim had no gang affiliation or history, police said.
Investigators also identified the second suspect in the case and are looking for him. Noey Cruz Campos, 25, of Caldwell was linked to the incident and has a history of gang-affiliation. Torres also has a background in gang-related activity, police said.