FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two suspects are in custody after a double stabbing that left one woman dead and another hospitalized.
The stabbing happened shortly before midnight Tuesday inside a home on the 1600 block of Stover Street, Fort Collins police said. When officers arrived, both women were taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.
Hours later police arrested Tomas Vigil, 42, and Tolentino Corzo-Avendano, 26, in connection to the stabbing. Both face charges of first-degree homicide and attempted first-degree homicide.
The Larimer County Coroner’s Office says Cathy Mondragon, 61, of Fort Collins, died Wednesday of stab wounds to her neck and head. According to hospital officials, Sara Mondragon, 26, was listed in critical condition on Wednesday evening.
While they are unclear on the relationship between the two women, police say Sara Mondragon was at one time romantically involved with one of her attackers, Corzo-Avendano.
Police have not said what may have led to the stabbing.
“We can say that the first suspect was known to the victims,” said Fort Collins Police spokeswoman Kate Kimble. “Beyond that, the investigators are trying to piece this together.”
Neighbor Paul Rogers saw police arrive at the home.
“Pretty quickly I noticed one of the officers was putting on a bulletproof vest and had an assault rifle,” Rogers said. “It’s traumatic, even though it’s not us, it’s neighbors and it’s people in town.”
Later Wednesday morning police said they arrested Corzo-Avendano in the case following a standoff and SWAT situation at a townhouse on the 1700 block of Erin Court, about one mile from the stabbing scene.
It’s not clear how Vigil was arrested.
Roads were closed in the area, which affected some nearby schools. PSD Global Academy and Barton Early Childhood Center experienced redirected morning traffic as they both bordered a closed off section of Stover Street.