A 19-year-old Covina man was charged with attempted murder Friday for allegedly stabbing of a woman during an altercation in downtown Huntington Beach.
Dominic Antonio Piraino was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon and he faces sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon, inflicting great bodily injury on the victim and attempted premeditated murder.
Police were called about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to Main Street and Walnut Avenue on a report of an argument that escalated into violence, said Huntington Beach police Officer Angela Bennett.
Officers arrived to find the woman, who is in her 30s, with a knife in her abdomen, Bennett said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of what was described as a non-life-threatening wound, the officer said.
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Multiple witnesses provided the license plate number of the car in which the suspects made their getaway, Bennett said. Officers spotted the vehicle nearby and arrested Brandon Lebrun, 23, of Glendora, and Piraino, she said. Lebrun was not charged with a crime.
It was not clear what prompted the dispute or what relationship, if any, the men had with the victim, whose name was withheld, she said.