CONCORD (CBS SF) — A 23-year-old man who was critically injured in a stabbing in Concord over the weekend has died, police said Tuesday evening.
Concord resident Ignacio Avila succumbed to his injuries at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek this afternoon, two days after being brutally stabbed during a fight early Sunday morning, according to police.READ MORE: 2 Killed in Separate Shootings Saturday in San Francisco Potrero Hill Neighborhood
Police said Avila was walking to a house party with a group of friends near Virginia Lane and Premier Place a short time after midnight when the friends encountered another group of young men and an argument broke out.
The argument turned violent and Avila was stabbed multiple times in the chest.
The suspects fled the scene in a car and Avila was hospitalized.READ MORE: Saturday Shooting in Sunnyvale Kills 1; Police Arrest Suspect
A police officer spotted the suspects in a car on state Highway 242 a short time later and stopped the vehicle.
The car’s driver and a passenger, identified as Concord residents Carlos Brasher, 25, and Dominic Massoni, 18, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing.
Both were taken to county jail in Martinez and are expected to be charged with murder.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Teen Suspect for Friday-Evening Homicide in SF Excelsior District
Friends of the victim created a page on www.gofundme.com. The fundraising campaign was initially meant to raise money for Avila’s medical bills but will now help cover funeral costs.