An Annapolis teenager was arrested and charged with six counts of attempted first-degree murder early yesterday in the stabbing of six people in a fight off Forest Drive in Annapolis.
The argument began about 1 a.m. yesterday in the 200 block of Center St. when a young man stabbed Santiago Serrano in his left arm, police said. Officers said the assailant then stabbed five people who tried to intervene: Andres Marino; Mario Gabino; Rodolfo Callejo; Melanie Mucciolo and another man, whose name police did not release.
"Rather than running, everyone tried to help the first victim," said Officer Hal Dalton, a spokesman for the Annapolis Police Department.
Ernesto Enoc Contreras, 19, of the 1200 block of Barbud Lane in Annapolis, was charged in the attacks.
Dalton said Contreras, who was not injured in the fight, came to Center Street with Mucciolo, his girlfriend. Witnesses told police that after she was stabbed in the stomach, they heard Contreras apologize to her.
Dalton said one of the victims and several witnesses identified Contreras as the attacker. Someone also called police to report that Contreras was at Anne Arundel Medical Center, where Mucciolo and Serrano were being treated. Police arrested him there.
"We don't know if he took his girlfriend to the hospital or just went there to check on her," Dalton said.
Dalton said he did not know what the argument was about.
Marino was listed in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being stabbed in his left leg. Gabino was in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma after being stabbed in the chest and undergoing surgery.
Callejo was stabbed twice in the left shoulder and had his injuries sutured at Anne Arundel Medical Center, while Mucciolo underwent surgery there on her stomach wound yesterday morning, Dalton said. Mucciolo and Callejo were listed in good condition yesterday.
The unidentified victim was stabbed near the groin and declined medical treatment.
Contreras is being held without bail at Anne Arundel County Detention Center. He does not have an adult criminal record in Maryland, according to an online search of court system records.