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Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Man and Woman

For Immediate Release:  December 21, 2020


On December 18, 2020, a man was arrested after breaking into a residence and stabbing his ex-girlfriend and man inside.

At 11:02 pm, patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Virginia Avenue for a report of multiple people stabbed.  Officers arrived to find a man and woman stabbed and the suspect fleeing the residence. 

The female victim, 35, was bleeding heavily from both arms and sustained life-threatening injuries.  Officer Joseph Bereheiko, a trained EMT who carries a fully stocked medical bag, arrived quickly and placed two tourniquets on each arm and rendered life-saving medical aid. 

The male victim, 35, sustained a non-life threatening wound. 

The suspect, Carlos Suarez-Vera, fled from the residence as officers arrived.  Officers Brandon Bower and Latray Butcher chased and apprehended Suarez-Vera.  After arresting Suarez-Vera, officers noticed that he had a stab wound to the chest.  It is not known if the stab wound was self-inflicted or occurred during the assault inside the residence.

Suarez-Vera and the two stabbing victims were all transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. 

Suarez-Vera had an active warrant for his arrest for terroristic threats against the female victim that occurred on December 17.


ARRESTED:  Carlos Suarez-Vera, 25, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Aggravated assault (four counts), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary, criminal mischief, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. 

Suarez-Vera was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Alert sent on 12/21/2020 at 1:16PM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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