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2 arrested after they stabbed, shot at a victim in Tampa, deputies say

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 12:34:09-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Two men were arrested after police said they stabbed and shot a victim Saturday afternoon.

Officials said around 3 p.m., deputies were called to the 5000 block of Williams Road in Tampa in reference to a domestic-related stabbing.

Detectives learned Carrington Thornton, 21, stabbed a victim during an argument. Later, Pedro David Sanchez Baez, 41, who lived nearby, drove to the home and from his car, shot at the victim who was standing outside the home.

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Carrington Thornton
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Pedro David Sanchez Baez

Sanchez Baez left the area, but was located and arrested at Puritan Road and 56th Street in Tampa. Thornton was also found and arrested, officials said.

The victim was transported to the hospital with not life-threatening injuries.

"Our deputies didn't miss a beat and tracked down both of these criminals who violently attacked a man," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We are grateful the victim survived and no one else was injured. Both suspects will be held accountable for their cruel actions. I also want to encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic violence to reach out for help. The Spring of Tampa Bay can be reached at (813) 247-SAFE."

Sanchez Baez was charged with attempted murder with a firearm and shooting at/ or within a vehicle. Thornton was also charged with attempted murder with a weapon.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.