SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Santa Rosa police have identified the victim and suspect in an unprovoked stabbing at a Santa Rosa movie theater Wednesday afternoon.
Delonte Anthony Hart, 23, a homeless man originally from Baltimore, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing 21-year-old Adam Lucero, 21, of Southern California, multiple times inside the Roxy Stadium 14 theater at 85 Santa Rosa Ave. around 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Lucero was watching a movie when Hart allegedly approached him from behind and stabbed him. It appears Hart and Lucero did not know each other, police said.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper reported that the man was watching the movie “The Shallows” when he was attacked.
Lucero is expected to survive the attack after police initially said his injuries were considered life-threatening.
Hart ran from the theater and was arrested in the area of the Prince Memorial Greenway and A Street, police said. The weapon was recovered in the theater.
Police said Hart has been in the Santa Rosa area about four months and previously was in the Alameda County area. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.
Detectives are still investigating Hart’s background and are asking the public for help in determining his recent activities and whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3590.
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