Suspect Arrested For Killing His Aunt & Stabbing His Father

Davenport, Fl.(970 WFLA)-The man hunt is over for Pedro Vega Jr.,   a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper spotted him inside a stolen pick up truck, parked on the side of State Road 429.  

The Polk Sheriff's Department had been  searching for Vega since early Wednesday morning after he allegedly stabbed his aunt, 59 year old Rosa Vega to death  and stabbed and slashed his 70 year old father, Pedro Vega Sr. leaving him seriously injured. 

Vega Jr has a long criminal history,  wanted on outstanding warrants for stabbing his estranged wife 46 year old Amanda Stokes back in May.  He showed up at her house around 1 this morning in Davenport.

Sheriff Grady Judd says 46 year old Pedro Vega Jr was shot twice by a man who lives with Stokes, as he  was trying to break in thru a window. 

He then went next door to his Aunts house,  stabbed her and bound his fathers  hands and feet with tape and stabbed him.  Sheriff Judd believe's his aunt had been  hiding him.

 Vega Jr. is at a  hospital being treated for his wounds, when he's released, he will  be booked into the Polk County Jail. 

Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office

                                  Vega Sr.                                                                Vega Jr

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