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Stabbing Suspect May Have Fled to Mexico, Police Say

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    Stabbing Suspect May Have Fled to Mexico, Police Say
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    Police released this photo of Octavio Lopez-Lara, center, the night Osvaldo Mendoza was stabbed to death.

    The suspect in a fatal stabbing in Irving may have fled to Mexico, police say.

    Irving police said 19-year-old Octavio Lopez-Lara stabbed Osvaldo Medoza to death after an altercation between two groups of people on a Dallas roadway.

    Lopez-Lara's group followed Mendoza's group to the 2900 block of Proctor Street where police said Lopez-Lara approached the victim and stabbed him several times with a knife before leaving the scene.

    Mendoza was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where he later died.

    "Detectives believe that Lopez-Lara fled to Guanajuato, Mexico shortly after the crime to avoid capture; however, anyone with information as to his exact whereabouts is asked to contact the Irving Police Department," police said in a statement Friday.

    An active warrant for Lopez-Lara's arrest remains with bond set at $2 million.