Double stabbing leads to arrest for attempted murder

Stephen Gruse-Subia, 20, was arrested Oct. 5 after allegedly stabbing his elderly grandmother and aunt multiple times in an incident on Wayland Lane, according to Gilroy police. The two victims, who were not identified Oct. 6, remain in the hospital.

GILROY—A Gilroy man was arrested on two counts of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his elderly grandmother and aunt multiple times Monday night, according to a statement from the Gilroy Police Department.
Stephen Gause-Subia, 20, is in custody at Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion he stabbed the two women, ages 83 and 60. Police have not identified a motive in the double stabbing and have not identified the victims.
The victims remain hospitalized with injuries they received in the assault, GPD Sgt. Royce Heath said. The 83-year-old victim, identified as Gause-Subia’s grandmother, was in critical condition on Tuesday afternoon, while the 60-year-old, the suspect’s aunt, was in serious but stable condition, Heath said. Both women are Gilroy residents.
Police received a 911 call from the 8400 block of Wayland Lane about a disturbance just before 6:11 p.m. Monday that included the screams of a woman. Police officers arrived on scene and found two women there with “numerous” stab wounds to the face, head and limbs, according to Heath.
Both victims were rushed via helicopter to a San Jose hospital, where they received emergency surgery for serious injuries, he said.
Detectives worked the case late into the evening and quickly identified Gause-Subia as a suspect after a search of the surrounding area, Heath told the Dispatch.
Gause-Subia allegedly fled the scene before police arrived. Officers found him walking along Murray Avenue and took him into custody at 8:19 p.m. without incident, police said.
While an arrest was made within hours of the reported crime, Heath said the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the incident can call Gilroy police at (408) 846-0350 and ask for GPD Detective Eric Cryar. Tips may be provided anonymously.


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