Man Stabbed in Jackson Park

Victim in hospital, Alameda teen suspect held for attempted murder

An Alameda teen is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old man last Wednesday, June 26, at Jackson Park. 

Francisco William Estigoy, 19, was arraigned last Friday, June 28, at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland. There Estigoy was read his two attempted murder charges and learned that he would continue to be held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin without bail. 

The incident began at 8:30 p.m. at Jackson Park on the 1100 block of Park Avenue. What sparked the altercation remains under investigation, according to Alameda police Lt. Jill Ottaviano, but she said police believe it may have been the result of an earlier argument between Estigoy and the victim. 

Alameda Police Department (APD) said they are not releasing the identity of the victim. Ottaviano did say investigators described the victim as a transient.

Estigoy stabbed the victim in the back during the altercation with what Ottaviano described as a fold out knife. Estigoy and a 15-year-old boy from Oakland who was with the suspect at the time of the incident ran off. APD is withholding his identity of the second suspect because he is a minor.

The victim somehow managed to ask a person near the area for help after being stabbed in the back. 

“He summoned a passer-by and asked them to call 911,” said Ottaviano. 

When police arrived, the victim still had the knife lodged in his back.

“That’s how investigators were able to find the weapon,” said Ottaviano. “It was still on his body. We now have the weapon in our custody.”

Patrol officers administered first aid to the injured man before the arrival of Alameda firefighters, who transported him to Highland Hospital in Oakland. Police say the man suffered non-life threatening injuries, but did have to undergo surgery while at Highland Hospital. 

Before the victim was transported to the hospital, he was able to give APD a description of the individuals involved and identified them by name, police said. APD officers were able to locate the two suspects while conducting a neighborhood check of the area. The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of misappropriation of property and released with a notice to appear in Juvenile Court.

Estigoy’s next hearing will be July 15 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.

Contact Ekene Ikeme at eikeme@alamedasun.com.