Arrests made tied to stabbing in alleged road rage

Two people were arrested tied to an alleged road rage incident in Colorado Springs where a man was stabbed multiple times.

Pascual Lopez, 42, and Brandi Alejandro, 30, are facing felony assault charges after the stabbing happened on Sunday in the 300 block of N. Gahart Drive.

Officers were called to the neighborhood near S. Academy Boulevard and Airport Road just before 1:45 a.m. Sunday. There, they found a man with several stab wounds in serious condition. He was rushed to the hospital.

The man's adult sons were driving back from Fountain when they said they passed a driver on the road who didn't want to be passed.

"As soon as [the suspect] tried to run me off the road the first time, he kept trying all the way up Academy," said Tristan, the victim's son who was driving.

Tristan called his stepdad, Gordon Salazar, while they were driving back.

"He was saying some guy is following him, trying to run him off the road and kept hitting his brakes, pulling in front of him," said Salazar.

"I stopped right in the driveway ... [the other driver] came up and hit the back of my car at about 30 miles per hour," said Tristan about the moments he pulled up to their home.

That's when Salazar walked to the road to confront the other driver.

"He was just crazy, he just jumped out. I didn't see, I didn't know I was cut. Then he ran after my sons," said Salazar about the moments he was stabbed by the road rage driver.

Tristan ran inside their home and grabbed a bat.

"[The road rage driver] came at me, I swung my bat and he dropped the knife and then got back in his car and left," he said.

When the family started walking back in their home, that's when they realized how serious Salazar's injuries were.

"I look down and I see blood on my tank top, I said, 'Oh no,' and I lifted it up and sure enough I was exposed in three areas," said Salazar, "The artery was hit [under the arm] really close to my lung. Another quarter inch, he would have punctured my lung."

The men said their family learned the hard way what police are recommending for all drivers to do if they get caught in a road rage situation.

"Call the police. Drive to a nearby police station. Drive to a safe location but it is never a good idea to engage another person in an argument ... because you just don't know who you're dealing with," said Sgt. John Koch with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

If anyone has information on the case, call police at 719-444-7000 or remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

If you are interested in helping the family with their medical bills, they have set up a GoFundMe page. Click here to visit it.