INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The man accused of stabbing two others Saturday night is in the country illegally.
Christian Ortez, 35, first came into the country illegally from El Salvador in September 2016 near Hidalgo, Texas, according to Nicole Alberico, a spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Border officers caught him and arrested him immediately, but he was released a month later after posting bond.
Eight months after that, an immigration judge ordered he be deported back to El Salvador, but he skipped the hearing and authorities couldn't find him.
Police first found the stabbing victims just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3700 block of La Fontaine Court. That's not far from John Marshall High School.
Both were taken to the hospital, one stable, the other in critical condition. The man in critical condition later passed away.
Detectives found out Ortez had run into a nearby apartment. SWAT officers came to help, went into the apartment and arrested him on charges of aggravated battery and murder.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). You can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.