Lubbock man stabbed trying to stop car burglary

Lubbock man stabbed trying to stop car burglary
An employee of Economy Paint & Body was stabbed Friday night trying to stop a car burglary. (Jason Norton/KCBD)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A man is said to be recovering at a Lubbock hospital after he was stabbed while trying to stop a car burglary Friday evening.

The man, identified by family members as 56-year-old Scott Euresti, was leaving his work at Economy Paint & Body in the 2100 block of 19th Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday when he walked up on someone trying to break into vehicles in the body shop’s parking lot.

The two got into a fight. That’s when the suspect, identified by police as 43-year-old Mark Cano, stabbed Euresti multiple times.

43-year-old Mark Anthony Cano (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
43-year-old Mark Anthony Cano (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

Lubbock Police say a second employee with a gun came out to help and fired several warning shots.

Euresti was taken to UMC by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Family members say he is in critical condition, but is stable.

Cano was also taken to the hospital, where he is in police custody, charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Police say he could likely face aggravated robbery charges.

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