Fight between roommates playing video game leads to stabbing at Keiser University

Domingo Rodriguez accused of stabbing roommate in dorm room


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A fight between roommates playing a video game led to a stabbing Wednesday afternoon at a South Florida college campus, police said.

The stabbing was reported shortly after 12:45 p.m. inside a dorm room at Keiser University in West Palm Beach.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the students, later identified as Domingo Rodriguez and Kristopher Reaves, were playing a video game when they got into a fight, West Palm Beach police Sgt. David Lefont said.

It was during the fight that Rodriguez, 20, stabbed Reaves with a knife, Lefont said.

Reaves, 19, was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center to be treated for a stab wound near his right shoulder. Reaves is expected to survive.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Rodriguez dumped the knife in a bathroom toilet. Officers later recovered the weapon.

"As always, the safety, security and well-being of our students is our utmost priority," Keiser University said in a statement. "We will continue to work with law enforcement and provide updates in this matter as relevant information becomes available."

Rodriguez faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His status with the school remains unknown.