Churchill Downs stabbing a result of declined beer offer, police allege

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 18 at 12:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Louisville Metro Police have made an arrest in Monday's stabbing at Churchill Downs.

Oscar Herrate, 25, was arrested Monday night at barn 47 on the backside.

Police said he stabbed Jose Flores at least seven times allegedly because Flores didn't want to drink beer with him.

Flores was stabbed in the back and torso. He was taken to University Hospital and is expected to survive.

Herrate's roommate witnessed the attack and identified Herrate as the suspect.

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