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Victorville homeless man arrested in attempted murder stabbing

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 35-year-old Victorville homeless man was arrested for attempted murder after stabbing a man during a fight, officials said.

On March 13, 2018, at about 4:24 pm. Deputy T. Broadway and Deputy A. Pennington, from the Victorville Police Department, were flagged down by a citizen who witnessed two men fighting in the nearby desert area.

The two men were near the intersection of Anacapa Road and Amargosa Road. Upon making contact with the victim, deputies learned he had been stabbed during the fight. The suspect, Christopher Houstachenko, was attempting to leave the area. Deputies chased the suspect on foot for a short distance before he was detained and taken into custody without further incident. It was unclear as to what led to the fight.

The victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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