Liberal police looking for suspect in stabbing

Luis Holguin-Rios (Courtesy: Liberal Police Department)

LIBERAL, Kan. (KSNW) – Liberal police are looking for a suspect in a stabbing. The stabbing happened early Sunday morning in the 900 block of South New York. Officers responded to the home for reported gunshots. Officers arrived and found a 22-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Investigators learned that several people were at the home for a party when a fight broke out. Several witnesses reported hearing a gunshot, however no persons were injured as a result of the reported shooting. During the altercation, one man was stabbed by an unknown person.  A second victim, a 23-year-old man, received a superficial wound during the altercation.

The 22-year-old man was taken to Southwest Medical Center by Seward County EMS.  He was treated at the hospital and was released.

Investigators have identified 19-year-old Luis Holguin-Rios, as a person of interest in the case. His whereabouts are currently unknown. Holguin-Rios is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has the tattoo “VLB” on his right hand and both his ears are pierced.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Liberal Police Department at 626-0150 or the Crime Hotline at 624-4000.