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(Hugo Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Hugo Valdez, Victor Valley News)

UPDATE: Wal-Mart Stabbing Suspect Held on $1 Million Bail

HESPERIA, CA:(VVNG.com)– The suspect involved in a stabbing at the Hesperia Wal-Mart is currently being held in lieu of $1 million dollars.

According to public court records, Darrell Lee Garrett, 31, a resident of Azusa is facing attempted murder charges.

At approximately 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, October 15th officers responded to the Hesperia Wal-Mart located at 13401 Main Street in Hesperia reference a stabbing call.

Per scanner traffic, when the first deputy arrived on scene he witnessed a male, later identified as Darrell Garrett armed with a “large knife and blood all over” entering the Wal-Mart.

The deputy approached the armed suspect and while at gunpoint he ordered the suspect to put down the knife, according to customers who were inside the Wal-Mart.

Per scanner reports, the suspect did not comply and began cutting himself with the knife. After a brief scuffle with the deputy, Garrett was detained. At least one deputy was injured during the scuffle and was transported by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Through investigation, authorities determined Garrett stabbed a male inside a motor home parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot. After the stabbing, Garrett fled the scene and ran towards the store.

According to authorities, the stabbing victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An 8-year-old boy who was also inside the motor home was found alone wandering inside the Wal-Mart. Victor Valley News spoke with a witness on condition of anonymity. The witness said the child was not wearing any shoes and his feet were covered in blood. “An employee took the child to hide in the dressing room with several other customers who found shelter while authorities attempted to take down the man,” said the witness.

The child, who was not injured was taken by Children and Family Services. At this time it’s unknown what relation, if any, the child had with the victim or the suspect.

Wal-Mart was evacuated for several hours while authorities investigated the scene. Several men in Hazmat suits scrubbed blood near the entrance of the store.

Garrett who is currently being housed at the West Valley Detention Center is scheduled to appear in a Victorville courtroom on Tuesday, October 18th.

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