A Florida suspect is accused of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a man who he believed was a romantic rival, police said.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by WPLG, the victim told investigators he recently met a woman and she called and asked him if he could pick her up and drive her to a hotel in Doral around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.
The affidavit states the victim claimed the two were parked in his car and the woman was talking to him about her problems when she received a call from the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Elias Riveroproll.
The woman exited the victim’s vehicle and got into a dispute with Riveroproll after he approached the pair.
The victim alleged Roverproll then reached into his vehicle and stabbed him in the torso, according to the affidavit.
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The victim managed to drive himself to the hospital before fainting and crashing his car. He suffered a lacerated liver in the alleged attack and was being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, court documents state.
Riverproll was taken into custody at his Miami apartment early the following day and allegedly admitted to stabbing the victim, the affidavit states.
In addition to the count of first-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon, the suspect was also charged with burglary with armed assault or battery.
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