Margaret Carrero

Police Make 2 Arrests in Deadly Stabbing in Parking Lot at Rose Bowl

October 05, 2018 - 11:43 am

(CNS/KNX 1070) - Police say they've made two arrests in a deadly stabbing Monday night in a Rose Bowl parking lot. 

One suspect, Miguel Castaneda, has been charged with murder, with bail set at more than $2 million. 

Demetrio Tapia Jr., 22, of Pasadena died at the scene of his injury, which was reported about 10:30 p.m. Monday in Lot K at the facility, according to the coroner's office and Pasadena Police Department Lt. Jason Clawson.

Pasadena Police Lieutenant Pete Hettama said the dispute between the two men played out on social media sites before the confrontation and the killing. In addition, Pasadena police made a second arrest in the case, Valentina Rosales has been identified as a person who drove to the murder site and drove Casteneda away. She has been booked as an accessory to the killing and her bail is set at a $1 million. 

Both are expected in court later Friday.

People jogging by the Rose Bowl have been stopped in their tracks this morning as police investigate a deadly stabbing in one of the stadium's parking lots. 

A man was fatally stabbed in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, police said."Preliminary information has not been validated, but there are reasons to believe the subject was involved in an altercation with other subjects prior to the PPD receiving a call," Clawson said.

Police searched the parking lot for possible evidence. 

KNX reporter Margaret Carrero:

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