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Police looking for two men who stabbed and robbed a tranisent

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jul 24 2013 07:51:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2013 07:51:54 PM CDT
CHICO, Calif. -

Chico police are trying to find two transients who they say stabbed a 28-year-old man,  also a transient, near the Lindo Channel between Highway 99 and Mangrove Avenue.

Officers said the victim's name was Douglas Henil.  He was stabbed in the upper shoulder at around 7:30 on Tuesday night.

Investigators said that after he was stabbed, Henil went to the Holiday Inn off of Mangrove Ave. and asked the staff to call 911 for him.

Henil told police that two men came up to him while he was on his bicycle. One of the men then took out a pocket knife and stabbed him.

The suspects both ran off with some his belongings, including a guitar. Investigators said the incident may have started with the two men starting throwing rocks at Henil but they are still trying to piece together what happened.

"Was it something that precipitated with some other incident such as a rock throwing that we don't know?" said Lieutenant Mike O’Brien. "There are just some things that we haven't confirmed."

One of the suspects is being described as a Hispanic male with a mustache between the ages of 50 and 55, 5'8" tall and 170 lbs.

The other suspect is described as being white, between 40 to 50 years old, 6'3" with long grey hair and a tattoo on his forearm.  He weighs around 190 lbs.

Chico police said that Henil is expected to make a full recovery. They also said they found most of his belongings in a transient camp near where the stabbing took place.

The Chico Police Department asks that anyone with additional details give them a call.