Man describes being stabbed while trying to break up fight in North Highlands

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man who intervened to break up a fight in North Highlands and was stabbed multiple times on Friday is speaking out about his experience. “I wasn’t raised that way, so I went over to assist,” said the man, who did not want to share his name due to safety concerns.Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies arrested Aaron Gonzales in connection with the stabbing. The sheriff’s office said the fight started when a store employee confronted Gonzales to ask him to leave the parking lot of a shopping center on Elkhorn Boulevard. That’s when the good Samaritan witnessed the brawl and decided to help. “I didn’t have no weapons in my hand,” said the man. “I just told him , let him know the sheriff’s department was coming to the property. ‘You need to leave.'”He said that his attacker then walked to his car and grabbed a knife.The man was stabbed four times and suffered wounds in the face, arm and back. “It could have been way worse,” he said. “I was trying to protect my organs and stuff but there were multiple times that he missed.”The man said his attacker drove off when other witnesses approached them. He is still recovering from his injuries and said the incident raised safety concerns. “Even the property where this happened has literally 24-hour surveillance and it is still going on in broad daylight,” he said. See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

A man who intervened to break up a fight in North Highlands and was stabbed multiple times on Friday is speaking out about his experience.

“I wasn’t raised that way, so I went over to assist,” said the man, who did not want to share his name due to safety concerns.

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Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies arrested Aaron Gonzales in connection with the stabbing.

The sheriff’s office said the fight started when a store employee confronted Gonzales to ask him to leave the parking lot of a shopping center on Elkhorn Boulevard.

That’s when the good Samaritan witnessed the brawl and decided to help.

“I didn’t have no weapons in my hand,” said the man. “I just told him [the attacker], let him know the sheriff’s department was coming to the property. ‘You need to leave.'”

He said that his attacker then walked to his car and grabbed a knife.

The man was stabbed four times and suffered wounds in the face, arm and back.

“It could have been way worse,” he said. “I was trying to protect my organs and stuff but there were multiple times that he missed.”

The man said his attacker drove off when other witnesses approached them.

He is still recovering from his injuries and said the incident raised safety concerns.

“Even the property where this happened has literally 24-hour surveillance and it is still going on in broad daylight,” he said.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.