BARSTOW - The Barstow Police Department arrested a man suspected in a weekend stabbing.

Nathaniel Robert Rojas, 21, of Barstow, was booked into the Barstow Jail for suspicion of the attempted murder of an 18-year-old man, a police report stated.

According to the report, police officers found the victim lying in the alley between the 600 block of West Buena Vista Street and Nancy Street on Friday morning. The victim, suffering from multiple stab wounds to his left side, was transported to Barstow Community Hospital, the report stated. An investigation ensued during which Det. Jeremy Bledsoe learned that Rojas had allegedly stabbed the victim. Bledsoe was not able to locate Rojas on Friday.

On Monday, Bledsoe received a phone call from Rojas asking to meet with the detective. During the meeting, Rojas told Bledsoe that the victim had attacked him first.

"He provided his version of the events," Bledsoe said. "The suspect said he was in the alley and stabbed him in self-defense."

Bledsoe said there is evidence to suggest Rojas attack was more than self-defense. The police report states that officials believe jealously motivated the attack. Bledsoe said the two did know each other, and a woman, the girlfriend of the victim and the mother of the Rojas' children connects them.

The victim is currently in stable condition at BCH.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Bledsoe at 256-221. To remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.