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Affidavit: Bliss soldier stabbed girlfriend in the neck, slashed fellow soldier’s throat

A Fort Bliss soldier stabbed his girlfriend in the neck and the knife became lodged in the victim’s neck when the handle broke off, a criminal complaint affidavit obtained by ABC-7 states.

Detectives with the police department charged Torian A. Davis, 22, with murder for the killing of 25-year-old Byuri Park.

Davis allegedly stabbed and killed the woman at apartment number 2504 in the complex located at 4649 Loma Del Sur at about 12:25 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

The criminal complaint states police officers responding to the stabbing call met 21-year-old Anthony Velasco, an Army specialist stationed at Fort Bliss. Velasco said he had just been slashed in the throat by Davis, his friend.

As police officers walked in the direction of the apartment unit, they encountered another victim, identified in court documents as 23-year-old Jared Abes, also a soldier stationed at Fort Bliss. Abes was “bleeding and had obvious signs of injury to his facial area,” the criminal complaint states. Abes, who lived in the same complex, had just parked his car in the parking lot when Davis went outside and randomly pummeled him, police said.

When police arrived at apartment #2504, they noticed Davis standing next to a Mini Cooper parked adjacent to unit #2504. “On the ground next to the Mini Cooper was a female (Park) covered in blood. The woman did not show any signs of consciousness,” the criminal complaint states.

The police officers ordered Davis to stand down, but Davis allegedly ignored their commands, picked up the woman and walked away from the officers, the document states. As he was walking away, Davis allegedly dropped the woman’s body to the ground. The officers then deployed their tasers multiple times in order to “gain control” of Davis, who “showed signs of aggression toward the officers,” the criminal complaint states.

Park, bleeding heavily from the neck area, was rushed to UMC, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed the woman had been stabbed near the base of the skull and neck area. “The knife broke off and became lodged in her person,” the criminal complaint states.

Velasco told police he had been drinking with Davis at Davis’ apartment (#2504) when both Velasco and Davis consumed a “gel tab” of acid. According to the criminal complaint, Velasco told police he and Davis were then joined by Park, who also consumed an acid “gel tab” before all three began watching music videos.

Velasco further stated, that later that night, he was sitting on a couch next to Park while Davis was in the kitchen. Velasco said “that without provocation or warning,” Davis walked up behind him, pulled his hair and head back and then slashed his throat with a knife. Velasco said he immediately started to bleed from the laceration and attempted to escape. At that point, Davis’ girlfriend began screaming and ran into the bathroom, Velasco told police.

Velasco said Davis then assaulted him, but he was able to escape and call 911 for help. Davis allegedly chased Velasco through the apartment complex as Velasco called for help. During a search of Davis’ apartment, investigators allegedly found the broken knife handle “consistent with the blade recovered from the body” of Davis’ girlfriend. Davis was allegedly covered in blood, even though he did not appear to have any injuries.

Police said Abes had swelling around his left eye and a laceration under his right eye. Medical staff said he also had broken eye, cheek and sinus bones. When investigators showed up at the hospital, Abes was disoriented and unable to provide any information. Abes said he could not remember any of the events that led up to his hospitalization.

Police arrested the suspect after he was released from the hospital on December 26, 2018. Davis remains jailed at the El Paso County Detention Facility on charges of Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

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