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OCDA Clears SAPD Corporal in Non-Fatal Shooting of Attempted Murderer in 2015

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Francisco Alvarez awaited his 21-year-old stepdaughter outside her work on the afternoon of Feb. 20, 2015 with a six-inch blade in hand. When she walked out, he began stabbing her repeatedly, even after she fell to the ground. Horrified witnesses called Santa Ana police; Alvarez, 51, welcomed that. “Let them come,” he said. “Let them kill me.” A brave bystander grabbed a two-by-four and whacked Alvarez on the back of his head with it. The attack most likely saved the woman’s life as Alvarez fled the area afterward.

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