Police arrest man for Boise stabbing

Posted at 9:05 AM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 11:05:29-04

A 51-year-old Boise man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing Thursday night.

About 7 p.m. Thursday, Meridian Police Department patrol officers responded to a call of a man found with stab wounds at a Walgreens store at Fairview Avenue and Locust Grove Road. Officers say the man appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. 

He was taken to a local hospital and treated for what authorities said were non-life threatening injuries. 
Investigators found evidence the stabbing had taken place at a home in Boise near the intersection of North Wildwood Way and Fairview Avenue. 

Boise Police patrol officers responded to the address and began investigating, according to a Boise Police Department news release.

They reportedly found evidence that the stabbing victim and another man, who was known to the victim, were both at the residence when they got into a verbal disagreement shortly before 7:00 p.m. 

The man, later identified as 51-year-old Humberto Perez of Boise, then reportedly attacked the victim, punching him in the face and stabbing him multiple times in the torso, the release said.

The suspect later drove the victim to the Meridian location, let him out of the vehicle, and returned to the Boise address. The release stated. 

Officers arrested Perez and transported him to the Ada County Jail where he was booked on a felony charge of aggravated battery.