An investigation related to the brutal stabbing of a man at a Chevron gas station in the Dos Palos area was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff’s Investigations Bureau.
The suspect in the brutal stabbing of Guzman was identified as 51-year-old Israel Espinoza from Gilroy. Detectives worked closely with the Gilroy Police Department.
The Gilroy Police Department SWAT Team served a search warrant at Espinoza’s residence in an attempt to locate him.
During the service of the search warrant, Espinoza was not located. As the investigation continued, Espinoza was found in the 8600 Block of San Ysidro Avenue in Gilroy by Merced Sheriff’s Investigators. Espinoza was taken into custody without incident.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Gilroy Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.