A fight at a Saturday night concert ended with a stabbing, police say. At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning, officers responded to 1690 Oak Street to investigate the stabbing of a 23 year old Lakewood man.
Upon arrival Officers found the man with several stab wounds to his chest, abdomen, face and back. He was treated by Lakewood EMS and Monoc Paramedics. Due to the location of his injuries he was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
During the investigation it was learned that the victim, who was attending a concert, had an earlier altercation with the suspect, identified as Manuel Ramirez of Freehold, NJ. As a result, he and the victim were both ejected from the concert.
After being ejected, Ramirez and his girlfriend Miriam Lopez of Brooklyn, NY, got into a taxi to go home. As they were traveling North on Paco Way Ramirez observed the victim walking on Paco Way. He then asked the taxi cab driver to stop and he and Lopez exited the cab and approached the victim.
Ramirez confronted the victim and proceeded to stab him multiple times. Other concert goers who were outside in the area, learned of the stabbing and alerted some Lakewood Officers who were already on scene as part of a security detail.
Officers responded to the scene and quickly located and arrested Ramirez and Lopez.
Manuel Ramirez was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and several weapon related charges. Bail was set by Superior Court Judge Hodgson in the amount of $250,000 no 10%
Miriam Lopez was charged with Hindering the Apprehension of Manuel Ramirez. Bail was also set by Superior Court Fran Hodgson in the amount of $75,000 no 10%.
Both were transported to Ocean County Jail.
Assisting Lakewood Police in the investigation is the Brick Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit and the a Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.