A 17-year-old Canyon Country boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, accused of stabbing a man and hitting him with a baseball bat Sunday evening.
Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station took the boy – a juvenile – into custody Sunday in connection with a stabbing that took place in a Canyon Country apartment, officials told The Signal Sunday.
“On Sunday evening, Nov. 12, 2017, at approximately 5:49 p.m., Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call of a victim being assaulted with a baseball bat, and stabbed, on the 19400 block of Stillmore Street in Canyon Country,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station said in a news release issued Monday morning.
“Several patrol units responded to the emergent call along with Los Angeles County Fire personnel,” she said.
The assault reportedly took place inside the apartment complex.
“The victim, a 60-year-old male, was found at the location suffering from multiple stab wounds, and he was transported to a local hospital.
“He was listed in critical condition at hospital last night,” Miller told The Signal, noting she did not receive a medical update on the man’s condition Monday morning.
“The suspect fled the location prior to the deputies’ arrival,” she said.
He was later located by deputies, who worked with family members to negotiate the teen’s surrender without incident, Lt. Becerra told The Signal Sunday.
The suspect was taken into custody Sunday night around 10:22 p.m. and booked.
No motive or information regarding the nature of the attack, nor any information regarding the suspect or victim, are being released at this time, Becerra said.
Detectives had yet to interview the suspect, and the victim was in surgery Sunday night, he said.
Station officials received a report at 5:55 p.m. regarding a person who was hit with a baseball bat. The injuries were later upgraded to include a stab wound, according to Sgt. Chris Maurizi.
Emergency personnel transported the stabbing victim to the hospital at 6:17 p.m. after Sheriff’s Station officials requested the ambulance.
The investigation revealed that the victim had been assaulted by a 17-year-old male of Canyon Country.
The suspect in the attack was located by deputies, who worked with family members to negotiate the teen’s surrender without incident, according to Lt. Becerra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Deputies were able to make contact with the juvenile’s family members, and the father of the teen eventually brought him to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station later Sunday evening.
The teenaged suspect was charged with attempted murder and then taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation by COBRA Team detectives at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Miller noted in her news release.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website https://lacrimestoppers.org.
Perry Smith and Austin Dave contributed to this report.
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