A suspect is being sought in a stabbing attack on a homeless man in Garden Grove.
According to Detective Sgt. Evan Beresford of the GGPD, the incident took place in the 7900 block of Garden Grove Boulevard (near Beach Boulevard) on Sunday around 10:05 p.m.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department called the GGPD after having located a male victim in the 12900 block of Beach who had been stabbed in the face at the Garden Grove location.
When GGPD officers arrived, they were notified by Orange County Fire Authority personnel that the victim had stopped breathing and did not have a pulse. The victim was resuscitated, and had suffered “major trauma” to the head and face area.
He was taken to a local hospital where he is in the intensive care unit.
Detectives were able to locate surveillance video from a nearby business. The victim, a local transient, was approached by a man who attacked him “without warning.” The video shows the assailant swinging and stabbing a knife into the victim, who was able to run and escape across Garden Grove Boulevard where he was found by sheriff’s deputies.
Being sought is a male Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot, 9-inches tall, weighing about 190 to 200 lbs. He had multiple tattoos on his body. The suspect was last seen wearing a black tank top, black jeans and a black baseball cap with a Raiders logo on the front.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked the call the GGPD at (714) 741-5824.
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