LANSING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) — Lansing Township Police say 19-year-old Alejandro Valentine Valdez-Rivera has been arrested in connection to a stabbing that happened Thursday afternoon at the Walmart off of Lake Lansing Rd.
Police got a call around 12:43 p.m. about a fight that turned into a stabbing.
Officials say a 20-year-old man was taken to Sparrow Hospital and was in critical condition from the incident. His current condition is unknown at this time, but he is expected to survive.
Police say this was a targeted attack from Valdez-Rivera, and after stabbing the man, the suspect ran outside and found the victims car in the parking lot and slashed two of his tires.
An 18-year-old woman at the scene said she was walking through the store with a male friend of hers when Valdez-Rivera, her ex-boyfriend, came up and stabbed her friend.
Valdez-Rivera then ran off after slashing the victims tires. Police quickly determined that Valdez-Rivera was out on bond through Ingham County courts and on probation through Eaton County courts for various charges, and was wearing a tether.
Shortly after, Lansing Police officers found Valdez-Rivera’s car at his last know address in the city. He was not in the car, but his car was impounded.
Through the tracking information on Valdez-Rivera’s tether, he was eventually found at a restaurant in East Lansing around 5 p.m. and he was taken into custody without incident.
He was taken to the Lansing Township Police Department for questioning and then lodged at the Ingham County Jail.
Then on Friday morning, he was arrested for assault with intent to murder, and is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon.
Officials ask you to call (517) 485-1700 if you have any information.