A Chula Vista man has been arrested and charged in the bloody killing of his girlfriend, police confirmed Tuesday morning.
The Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) said Javar Blueford, 33, is facing one count of first-degree murder in the deadly stabbing of Tracie Travis, 42.
On July 27, around 2 p.m., officers were called to the couple’s apartment at the Casa Urbana complex in the 500 block of McIntosh Street to help paramedics with an uncooperative patient who had requested an ambulance.
When police arrived, they found Blueford covered in blood, saying he had been stabbed. Blueford told police his girlfriend had stabbed him and he had stabbed her too.
When investigators went inside the couple’s apartment, they found Travis unconscious, lying face down in a large pool of blood. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Blueford was taken to UCSD Medical Center where he underwent surgery for multiple stab wounds. The CVPD said Blueford was arrested Monday night by Family Protection Unit detectives in connection with Travis’ killing.
He was booked into San Diego Central Jail and is expected to appear in court Thursday.
From the start, investigators said this case was suspicious. CVPD Lt. Fritz Reber described the couple’s apartment last week as a “bloody scene,” and said several knives were found inside the home.
Reber also confirmed police had been called to the apartment before on reports of domestic violence. Blueford was arrested for domestic violence in January, Reber told NBC 7.
Neighbors told NBC 7 the couple was very quiet and hardly interacted with other residents at the complex.
Investigators said last week there were no outstanding suspects in Travis’ death.