LANCASTER, Pa. – The suspect in the July 11th stabbing of a man along the 500 block of East Mifflin Street has been arrested in New York City. Lancaster City had an arrest warrant for 31 year old Drew Guadalupe charging him with Criminal Attempt Homicide and Robbery of a Motor Vehicle.
The 33-year-old male victim was discovered by police in the 400 of East King Street, with multiple stab and laceration wounds to his chest, back, hands and face. The victim told officers that the incident happened several blocks from where he was found. Officers were able to follow a blood trail from E. King Street to E. Mifflin St, a distance of approximately two blocks. A scene was located that included blood and a watch, indicative of a struggle having occurred. The victim further related that he had been driving a black 2015 Honda Accord sedan bearing New York registration 4DAUTDEM. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
The victim later investigators that he had driven to Lancaster City with a female known to him. He said he was attacked while in the car and he fled from the vehicle, leaving the car motor running. The Accord was subsequently entered as a stolen vehicle.
On July 12th detectives again interviewed the victim, who said that he was in the car with the female and her boyfriend, whom he only knew as “Drew.” The victim said the three drove to Lancaster from Queens, New York.
An argument broke out after arriving in Lancaster while they were parked in a parking lot in the 500 block of E. Mifflin Street. The suspect Drew then attacked the victim, stabbing him multiple times. The victim said he fled the vehicle and was eventually able to get help from a resident on East King Street where he was found by police officers.
Using mapping software, detectives were able to assist the victim in identifying the building and address where “Drew” resided. Detective Steve Owens contacted the New York Police Department and was provided the name of Drew Guadalupe, a resident at that address. Detective. Owens then obtained a picture of Guadalupe. The victim was shown a photo array and immediately identified the picture of Drew Guadalupe as the person who had stabbed him.
Police still have not recovered the stolen Honda.