Man Stabbed While Walking to Car From Grocery Store in Orange County

By Andrew Lopez
|  Monday, Jun 16, 2014  |  Updated 3:57 AM PDT
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A 17-year-old boy with a criminal history was arrested in connection with a stabbing during a carjacking attempt in Orange County, police said. Gadi Schwartz reports from Fountain Valley for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Gadi Schwartz, Edwin Calderon

A 17-year-old boy with a criminal history was arrested in connection with a stabbing during a carjacking attempt in Orange County, police said. Gadi Schwartz reports from Fountain Valley for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed while walking to his car in an Orange County grocery store parking lot Saturday night.

Officers responded around 9 p.m. to a stabbing in the Stater Brothers parking lot located at 11085 Warner Avenue, according to a news release from the Fountain Valley Police Department.

Emergency personnel found a man with stab wounds to his chest. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is listed in critical condition, officials said. The 50-year-old victim underwent at least two surgeries.

Investigators said the victim was walking to his car when a teenager demanded his car keys. The confrontation turned violent when the victim was stabbed about four times, police said.

Responding officers detained a 17-year-old boy who matched the suspect description about a block away from the crime scene. The teen was later identified by witnesses, authorities said.

The teen was arrested on suspicion of attempted carjacking and attempted murder. He was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall. 

Police said the teen was on probation for past property crimes.

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