Second suspect arrested in Palmdale stabbing death

Victor Enriquez was found stabbed to death in the Sonoma Apartment Homes parking lot on Oct. 17. Two men have been arrested for the murder.

PALMDALE – Detectives arrested a second suspect Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of a Palmdale man in an apartment complex parking lot last week.

Jonathan Duke, 23, of Palmdale was arrested around 12:40 p.m. Thursday, according to Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Holly Francisco.

“He was booked at Palmdale Station for murder with no bail,” Francisco said.

Duke is one of two men accused of stabbing and killing 26-year-old Victor Miguel Enriquez on Oct. 17.  Around 11:14 p.m., Enriquez was found on the ground with multiple stab wounds to the torso in the parking lot of the Sonoma Apartment Homes in the 38500 Block of 11th Street East, officials said. Enriquez was pronounced dead at the scene around 11:31 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

Two days after the incident, 36-year-old Alfred Crowder of Palmdale was arrested. Crowder was charged with murder this past Tuesday, and his case was postponed until Nov. 6 for arraignment.

Detectives believe that Duke and Crowder are the only two suspects involved in the stabbing, Francisco said Thursday.

“We knew there were two suspects, but after the first guy got arrested, we didn’t want to jeopardize the investigation and say that this guy (Duke) was still outstanding,” Francisco said, adding that detectives didn’t want Duke to flee the area.

Detectives are not releasing any potential motives for the stabbing, because they do not want to jeopardize the investigation, Francisco said.

“We’re still trying to figure out the connection between the victim and the suspects,” she added.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you like to remain anonymous, you may do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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  25 comments for “Second suspect arrested in Palmdale stabbing death

    November 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

    do not accept special opz security nothing but show off idiots

  2. Very concerned
    November 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Not wasting time ? well done? How long was this man laying on the street? when was 911 called? and no one helped him? but there was a witness? and lets not forgt the real killer/s are still roaming around.
    Help us all Lord.

  3. Valerie
    October 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Well ppl aint gonna let da devil steal my joy gotta get my blessing got church the devil came to steal,kill & destroy god bless everyone….i will pray for everyone

    • Very concerned
      November 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you Valerie

  4. TheMessage
    October 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

    The whole point of the deal is one guys dead and two are in jail. That’s 3 people gone.

    Most people love there family thugs included. That doesn’t make them good or bad.

    All I know is that I used to live down the street from there 10 years ago and it was messed up then too. Guys trying to home invade and things like that, luckily I’m not weak. Point is east Palmdale is ghetto and if you live there, you better pay attention to whats going on around you or you’ll be the next one.

    It’s only going to get worse, until we, as humans, realize killing people is a poor way of dealing with disagreement.

    • Valerie
      October 28, 2012 at 4:12 am

      I totally agree with the message written at 3:30 am 10th&11th street is so ghetto i used to live on 11th & 10th yrs.ago and both times my house was almost broken in to as a christian woman i did what a parent was suppose to i moved away me i never cared for the sonoma apts and that was back in 05 so imagine now i understand that these woman rely on the welfare but be woman of god@ faith we have to fight for our children dont get settle for less we r responsible for our childrens safety

  5. Kay
    October 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    everybody got alot to say nd dont no what the [removed] there talking about i knew all parties nd its a sad stroy on both ends but ima tell you this god take care of all children nd [removed] if the shoe fit wear it

    • Valerie
      October 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Well kay don’t you think its time that we as people we leave the situation alone and let everything be and let god be da judge

  6. kim
    October 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    i am gone miss you victor ….. this not righ how could someone take a person life that has kids and a family i been knowing him for years an he was a good man bad ass kid but good man and father and for people to try to justify what they have done is just sad…………. l understand wrong place wrong time and that was the place god shall be with his family ….

  7. santana
    October 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I hate how all of you be all up on here talking [removed] on something u dont know [removed] about first of all i hope something happens to u or ur family how do u know,if these men are gangster u dont know them they got family i happen to know jonathan since we were in grade school and he is not no gangster he is all about family so all of u shut the [removed] up and have some damm respect…….

    • Bob
      October 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      I hear this same crap about every one of these guys, even when they have a rap sheet with more pages than their IQ.

      • ohReally
        October 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        Sounds like you are either a cop or a criminal to know how many pages someones rap sheet is.

  8. Valerie
    October 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Can’t no really say what happen that night but only the victim&the suspects,and our lord and savior jesus christ so no should speaK on victor or the 2 men in jail but us as humans when we point the finger at someone we have to watch cause ur thumb is pointing rt. Back to the person that pointed to that person.but opinions are like @ssholes everybody has one but at the end god has the last say so so its not up to nobody to judge whether its a blk,hispanic,gay,str8,blood or krip snitch or not we are humans we all make mistakes we have to learn to trust in god and not in man because men will let us down evrytime this isn’t why martin luther king jr. Lost his life. For let’s walk in unity what happen to am I my brothers keeper!!!!!!!!! Increase the peace that’s what the man wants failure of blks to reproduce we are kings and nubian queens

  9. burn in hell
    October 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    since two man is in jail the truth is going to come out one of them is going to crack and when that one crack the truth on every one is going to come out cause it was more then just them two. them two did the killing but others set it up wait and c

  10. angel Jenkins
    October 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    its good that they got them. i was wishing for death for them but i never want anyone to feel the pain i am feeling so i just wish they get life in jail and let god give them their karma

    • Valerie
      October 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      True what happen is sad but you should never wish evil back on Anyone

    • Valerie
      October 28, 2012 at 4:27 am

      I dont know if anyone knows the family of the victim there is a program named victim of crime they will help with the expense or pay the full amount or reinburst you u can get the info from the courts or law enforcement i used those service wen that happen to my husband

    • Very concerned
      November 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      This was a terrible lost all around and my heart and prayers go out to the family of the victum, Thee should be and will be justice by Gods law, I know that everyone wants the kllers punished and I’m sure they will be, but lets be sure that we have the right people locked down or this crime, Jonathan Duke happened to be at work during the time of this terrible crime, there is proof that he was there, I’m no sure how he ould be in tow plaes at the same time in two different cities, I understand that the police has to do there investagation but lets not condem the wrong persons, if we just ignore the facts the the killer does get away simply becuse the wrong person was picked up on hearsay, this young man walked in on his own to answer any questons or concerns the police may have and he was arrested on the word of someone that has it out for him, this man never ran hide or anything, he was at work and came home to all this already going on, I pray the truth come out soon and the real killer/s are caught because just anybody just should’nt do. May God keep this case close and bring about justice to the right people so the victum family may find some type of peace for the loss of their love one, In the name of Jesus Amen.

  11. Duke
    October 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Jonathan was at work when LASD broke into his girlfriends apt looking for him and the manager told him the police was looking for him so he went up to the police station to find out what was up, does that sound like a suspect that would be trying to flee the area!!!!!!!!! the LASD story is that someone said they seen jonathan hitting this guy while someone else was stabbing him that in itself sounds retarded, and whoever it is that is saying they seen this better get ready for a true roasting because if she seen all this taking place why did she let the young man lay there all night without alerting the authorities, they need to be in Jail, The LASD does not have anything on Jonathan and to let the papers slander his name and put him out there like that they are just trying to make themselves look good but they have choosen the wrong person to mess with this time after this case palmdale might not be able to afford any more sherrifs

    • keep it real
      October 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      I know why didn’t some one help¿??????????

  12. mstra
    October 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

    One gangster dead; two gangsters in jail. Sounds like a trifecta

    • santana
      October 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      U are a coldhearted person remember god dont like ugly

  13. Valerie
    October 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

    All I’m going to comment. On is that the manager needs to live on the sonoma apt complex,fix the locks,anybody can just walk up in that building I used to live on 11th and. That apt building is known for thugs,alcoholics,and dealers its sad but true but the important thing is instead of the police. needs to harass all these guys/kids from hanging out hit corners jump out on them don’t make it easy for them because the police act like their scared of thugs do ya job but don’t abuse ya authority lasd ya r on the jod two thumbs up

  14. Palmdale_Steve
    October 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

    “We’re still trying to figure out the connection between the victim and the suspects.”

    A drug deal gone bad is among the usual suspects.

  15. sikntired
    October 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    LASD not wasting any time. Well done.

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