A 24-year-old woman was being held without bail Wednesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing her ex-boyfriend during an argument in his car while parked next to a Riverside business.

Brittany Juarez of Moreno Valley was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Robert Presley Jail on suspicion of murder.

According to Riverside police Officer Javier Cabrera, Juarez and 25-year-old Robert Emilio Minjares of Moreno Valley were involved in a verbal altercation as they sat in his car in the 2000 block of Alessandro Boulevard, near Mission Grove Parkway about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

“At some point during the argument, she produced a knife and stabbed him in the chest,” Cabrera alleged.

Juarez then got behind the wheel of the vehicle and drove the victim to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where he died minutes later, the officer said.

The suspect remained at the hospital, where staff called 911 to summon Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, who turned the investigation over to Riverside police homicide detectives after confirming the stabbing had happened in the city, according to Cabrera.

Juarez was booked into jail a few hours later.

The reason for the argument was not disclosed, and no information was available regarding the suspect’s background.

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