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November 22, 2013
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One of Weld County’s most wanted suspects surrenders following October stabbing

One of Weld County’s most wanted on Wednesday turned himself in to authorities at the Weld County Jail.

Ang Li, 28, was wanted for attempted first-degree murder stemming from an October attack that left one man with a stab wound to the back and another man with approximately eight stab wounds that hospital staff said came minutes away from killing him, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police on the morning of Oct. 5 were at the emergency room parking lot when a hospital security guard came around the corner of the building with a man, identified as Chris Mendoza, who had been stabbed multiple times, according to the affidavit. Another man identified as Marco Rivera later came to the emergency room with a stab wound to his back.

After interviewing the two victims, police determined the attack happened near Greeley Central High School in the 1500 block of 15th Street, the affidavit states. A witness, Anthony Sanchez-Ramirez, told police that he, Mendoza and Rivera had gone to “talk” about some issues, which was later found to have originated from an incident in the parking lot of Cactus Canyon Bar in Greeley.

The group of three walked to the meeting site. Then a vehicle with approximately five guys in it arrived and started attacking Mendoza and Rivera, Sanchez-Ramirez told police.

Sanchez-Ramirez and Rivera were able to flee to a friend’s house to assess their injuries. They didn’t know how severe Mendoza’s injuries were and later found out he walked to the hospital and lost as much as 8 pints of blood.

Li, who goes by “Leon,” also sustained injuries including a broken pinky and a laceration on his head and was dropped off at the emergency room at 71st Avenue and 10th Street before being transported to Medical Center of the Rockies, the affidavit states.

It was not immediately clear why Li was not arrested after being treated at the hospital. On rare occasions, especially in a region with multiple hospitals and limited police resources, patients “sneak” out of the hospital unbeknownst to authorities, said Sgt. Susan West, spokeswoman for Greeley police.

Another man identified as Greg Boren is also wanted in connection with the stabbing.

Li now faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of violent crime resulting in serious bodily injury and two counts of violent crime with a weapon, the Weld County District Attorney’s office said Thursday.

No court date has yet been set.


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