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September 26, 2017

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Man tries to break up fight after Super Bowl, gets stabbed in the face


courtesy of metro police

Gonzalo Antunez

A post-Super Bowl domestic dispute led to the stabbing of a man who tried to stop the argument, according to details in an arrest warrant released today.

A criminal complaint filed Tuesday charges 24-year-old Gonzalo Antunez with attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Antunez was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, where he remains without bail, according to jail records.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday outside an apartment building at 2050 Betty Lane, near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards. The Metro Police arrest report outlines the following events:

Antunez and his wife were leaving a Super Bowl party when they began arguing, catching the attention of a neighbor, 43-year-old Juan Padron-Gonzalez.

Padron-Gonzalez asked Antunez — whom police identified as a Pomona Sur Locote gang member — to stop fighting, but instead of heeding the advice, Antunez turned his attention to Padron-Gonzalez.

Antunez chased Padron-Gonzalez and ultimately stabbed him in the face with a knife, then yelled “I’m going to kill you” as family members tried to restrain him. Antunez left the scene with his brother before police arrived.

A University Medical Center doctor told detectives Padron-Gonzalez’s stab wound required multiple stitches and would leave a “noticeable disfigurement and scar.”

Antunez’s wife said her husband was intoxicated as they left their relative’s apartment after the football game.

Surveillance video from the apartment complex corroborated the victim’s description of the attack.

Court records indicate Antunez failed to appear for a hearing Jan. 29 related to a charge of an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest at that time.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.

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