Parking spot quarrel led to stabbing outside Pompano Beach day care, deputies say

Julio Ramos, 43, allegedly confronted man about being illegally parked

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Christian De La Rosa - Reporter

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - An argument over a parking spot led to a stabbing outside a day care in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Julio Ramos, 43, approached the victim around 5:30 p.m. Monday outside Little Treasures Academy at 101 SE 11th Ave. and began arguing with the victim who was allegedly illegally parked in a handicapped space.

A witness told deputies that Ramos told the victim to get out of his car and the victim complied.

She said the two began arguing when Ramos suddenly pulled out a knife and began stabbing the victim multiple times in the chest and abdomen area.

Deputies said the knife had a 4-inch blade.

According to the arrest report, the victim became unresponsive after deputies arrived and was taken to a hospital with life-threatening cardiovascular and pulmonary injuries.

"He is in really bad shape, so we're waiting for a miracle (and)hoping that he pulls through," the victim's sister-in-law, Diana Ramirez, said. 

Authorities said Ramos was also hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries that appeared to be a result of his own actions.

Ramos is being held at the Broward County Main Jail on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Relatives said the victim is married and has three children. They said he was picking up his wife from the day care where she works when he was stabbed. 

A GoFundMe page has been created to help with the victim's medical expenses and other expenses as he is not able to work at this time.


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