BARSTOW - Police arrested a teenager and are looking for another in connection to a June 2007 stabbing.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Saturday morning after an interview at the Barstow Police Department Annex lead officers to believe he was involved in the June 19 attack, Sgt. Andy Espinoza Sr. said. The boy had been living out of town, Espinoza said, but police convinced his father to bring him in for an interview.

The boy was arrested for suspicion of attempted murder and taken to the Apple Valley Juvenile Hall. Espinoza said a second suspect, a 16-year-old boy, has been identified and police are currently searching for him. The names of the juveniles have not been released.

According to a police report, a group of teens attacked Robert Riley, 37, on the evening of June 19, 2007. Police found Riley inside the Barstow Retirement Plaza on the 500 block of West Buena Vista Street, according to a Barstow police report. Employees at the retirement home administered first aid to Riley before paramedics from the Barstow Fire Protection District arrived on the scene. A helicopter airlifted Riley to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for a stab wound to his chest and lacerations to his hand.

Riley had been walking from his residence to a nearby market when a group of juveniles confronted him, according to the report. Riley turned to run home, and the suspects chased him. The group threw objects at his house, and two boys allegedly beat Riley. One then stabbed him in the chest.

Investigation into the stabbing continues. Anyone with information can call the Barstow Police Department at 256-2211. People with information that wish to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME or leave information on the WeTip Web site at

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