UPDATE: Police identify victim of stabbing at restaurant parking lot
Armando Santos Barrios (Source: NHC Jail)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
Police identified the victim of a stabbing that took place in the parking lot of Katy's Grill and Bar.
According to Lt. Lanier with Wilmington Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, just outside of the restaurant which is located at 1054 South College Rd.
Lanier said that two male patrons were walking out of the restaurant when an altercation occurred in the parking lot.
Police say that Armando Santos Barrios stabbed the victim, 41-year-old Jose Veliz, in the upper chest area and then ran away from the scene.
The WPD believes that the two men had been drinking prior to the fight.
Veliz was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. There is no word on his condition at the time of this report.