Location: 700 BLOCK E. ARMSTRONG AVENUE, EARLIMART

Incident Date: 2-8-15

Incident Time: 1945

Case Number: 15-1687

Victim: Confidential

Posted by: Media Relations

On 2-8-15 at 1945 hours Deputies were dispatched to the Pixley Fire Station for a victim of a stabbing.  Prior to arrival, the engineer said the victim had left and was being transported by a family member to Tulare District Hospital.  When the victim arrived at the hospital, he met with Deputies and reported getting physically attacked by three suspects in front of the Earlimart Smoke Shop on Armstrong Avenue.  The victim said during the attack he was able to get away from the suspects, and ran for help. Afterwards, he realized he had a laceration on his right arm.  The motive for the attack is believed to be gang related. The victim’s injury was not life threatening.  He sought medical treatment, and was later released.  

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.