1 Arrested After Man Stabbed While Getting Hair Cut in Garden Grove

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Garden Grove police arrested a man they considered to be “armed and dangerous” who was wanted in connection with an alleged attempted murder, authorities said Wednesday.


Police have released this photo of Adrian Gomez, who was wanted in connection with an alleged attempted murder, according to authorities. (Credit: Garden Grove Police Department)

The victim, identified as 23-year-old Jeff Valenz of Stanton, called police around 3 p.m. Tuesday to report that he had been stabbed, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department.

When police arrived, they discovered Valenz had been stabbed three times in the neck, the left elbow and the left shoulder. He was rushed to UCI Medical Center and treated for his injuries, which were not considered to be life threatening.

Valenz told police 23-year-old Adrian Gomez had been getting ready to cut his hair at a residence in the 10000 block of Imperial Avenue (map) when Gomez allegedly stabbed Valenz “for no apparent reason,” according to the release.

Officers and a SWAT team responded to the home, but Gomez had already left.

By midday Wednesday, police learned that Gomez had returned to his home. He was arrested at 12:15 p.m. without incident and was being booked into the Orange County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, an updated news release stated.

Police had said that Gomez should have been considered “armed and dangerous.”

Valenz was released from the hospital early Wednesday, police said.

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