SLO homeless man arrested for stabbing another transient
July 14, 2016
San Luis Obispo police arrested a 27-year-old man who stabbed a 22-year-old man following an argument early Wednesday morning. Police describe both the suspect and victim as transients from San Luis Obispo.
Around 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing and found the 22-year-old man lying in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Parker Street. The victim was receiving first aid from witnesses before firefighters and medics arrived.
Officers located witnesses who identified the stabbing suspect as Bradley Everett Porter. Police say it was reported that Porter had been in an altercation with a woman before the stabbing. The victim tried to intervene, and Porter stabbed the man.
The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper torso. He was was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
Porter fled the scene before officers arrived. At about 2:30 a.m., officers found Porter walking near Higuera Street and Elks Lane. They arrested him without incident.
Police booked Porter in San Luis Obispo County Jail on an attempted murder charge. He remains in custody with his bail set at $500,000.