Documents: Edgar Blanco Believed Stabbing Victim Was MS-13

A judge ordered Edgar Blanco held Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of 41-year-old Inoe Javier Salvador on October 29.

Blanco, 18, is also being charged with assault with intent to kill for a second stabbing that took place earlier.

According to charging documents, video footage captured Salvador, Blanco, and other unidentified individuals entering a bus that headed towards the 3100 block of 14th street. While on the bus, video shows Salvador passing by Blanco and the other individuals, and words were exchanged between Salvador and the group, documents say.

Court documents say when the bus stopped, Salvador exited at the front of the bus while Blanco and his friends left through the back door. Salvador then headed south on 14th street as the group headed south.

Blanco told police he met with an unidentified individual on the bus who told him about Salvador, documents say. They believed Salvador was a part of the MS-13 gang because of his haircut. According to court documents, he told police they had prior issues with Salvador.

Documents say the person who told Blanco and the group about Salvador had a knife and told them to follow Salvador. They all agreed.

He said that the unidentified individual stabbed Salvador while he and the rest stomped and punched him, according to court documents.

In a interview with police, Blanco identified himself in a still shot picture from the video and the individual who stabbed Salvador, according to charging documents.

Police found Salvador in the 1400 Block of Perry Place, Northwest suffering from multiple stab wounds. He died at a local hospital. Blanco was arrested on November 11.

Blanco is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 21 at 9:30 before Judge John Ramsey Johnson.

A copy of charging documents are below:

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