Two brutal attacks outside a billiards club in Corona Sunday night left one man dead and another man fighting for his life, protecting himself against a knife-wielding man.
Alec Arrellano said a man sat about an inch away from him on a outside bench in the 1600 block of E. 6th Street at about 11:30 p.m. When he walked away from the man toward his car in the parking lot, the man followed him. Arrelano turned around, sensing danger, and was stabbed in the chest, according to him.
"Doctor told me that since my lungs were expanded, that's what saved me," he said.
Arrellano tried to dodge his attacker by running around his car until a friend intervened and chased after the man. Arrellano attempted to run after the man as well but was too weak from losing blood. He returned to the parking lot where rescue crews and authorities met him.
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He was transported to a nearby hospital and later released.
Officers from the Corona Police Department made a gruesome discovery while looking for the suspect. They found another man, 67-year-old John Fuller III, fatally stabbed on the east side of the parking lot, according to the Corona Police Department.
They also found a shoe. That shoe connected them to a suspect near the 91 Freeway, according to police.
Jesus Gutierrez, 24, of Corona was arrested in connection with murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with information is asked to call 951-817-5767.