A Canyon Country teen was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in connection to what detectives believe is a gang-related stabbing.
Officials say Steven Markarian, 19, of Canyon Country, a suspected gang member, is being booked for attempted murder, and he’s being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $1 million bail.
Sheriff’s Station officials said he confronted the victim and began an argument Tuesday night.
The victim was walking home with a friend near the 27300 block of Sara Street in Canyon Country, where he was confronted by Markarian, said Sgt. Dean Currie of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s COBRA team.
The stabbing occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Markarian was found near Jakes Way in Canyon Country around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Markarian is being booked for attempted murder, and he’s being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $1 million bail.
The stabbing is being investigated as a gang-related incident, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
“He was walking on his way home when the assault occurred,” Currie said. “We knew he was with one other person.”
The stabbing took place near the River Park Apartments in Canyon Country.
“We’re doing what we can to try and find other witnesses,” Currie said. “We’re basically going from there — trying to identify the suspect and see what can develop from that.”
The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair his wounds from the stabbing.
The victim is listed in stable condition, Currie said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org.