Police Arrest Man for Fatally Stabbing Someone in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Police say man did not know his victims, working on establishing a motive for stabbings

A man is under arrest, accused of fatally stabbing one man and injuring another before stealing a car from a grocery store parking lot in Richardson Tuesday morning, police say.

Richardson police said they were called to the Kroger store along North Coit Road at about 9 a.m. after two people were reportedly attacked.

Officers arrived to find 42-year-old Arturo Negrete and an unnamed 52-year-old man, both injured from apparent stab wounds with one of the men's vehicles missing.

A trail of what appeared to be blood was visible across two rows of the parking lot.

Negrete, police said, died from his injuries. The second victim was taken to the hospital by relatives where, according to Richardson police, he is improving.

Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Armando Ricardo Navarro. Police said after he left the store he got into a crash with three other vehicles near the intersection of Coit and Belt Line roads.

No one was injured in the crash.

Navarro continued to drive and got into another crash near Belt Line and Hillcrest roads. It was there police were able to take Navarro into custody.

Navarro is currently in the Richardson City Jail, charged with one count of capital murder and one count of aggravated assault. It is not clear if he's obtained an attorney.

Police said it does not appear Navarro knew his victims. According to officials, they are still investigating the attack, but have ruled out the possibility of it being domestic terrorism or a hate crime.

The motive for these attacks still remains unknow. Officials say once the second victim is in better condition, he will be interviewed.

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