ALAMEDA -- A 19-year-old male faces an attempted murder charge after he allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old man on Wednesday night at Jackson Park.

Francisco William Estigoy, who lives in Alameda and remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail, will be arraigned Friday at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.

The victim, who police described as a transient, suffered what investigators described as non-life threatening injuries during the stabbing, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Park Avenue.

What sparked the altercation remains under investigation, Alameda police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said. But she said police believe it may have stemmed from an earlier argument between Estigoy and the victim.

Patrol officers administered first aid to the injured man before the arrival of Alameda firefighters, who transported him to Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Estigoy and a 15-year-old boy from Oakland were detained and arrested by officers who were carrying out a neighborhood check following the stabbing. The victim described them and identified them by name as the individuals involved, police said.

The juvenile, an Oakland resident whose name was not released because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of misappropriation of property and released with a notice to appear in Juvenile Court.

Investigators recovered the knife used in the stabbing, Ottaviano said.


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