BARSTOW - The victim of and a suspect wanted in a weekend attempted murder are both recovering in separate hospitals.

Police have not yet arrested Marvin Harvey, 42, from Barstow, in connection to the attempted murder of a 36-year-old Barstow woman, but intend to or file with the District Attorney's office once his condition improves, said Sgt. Andy Espinoza Sr. of the Barstow Police Department. Harvey is recovering at Loma Linda University Medical Center after he stabbed the victim several times and then turned the knife on himself, a police report stated.

Police found the 36-year-old woman bleeding from multiple stab wounds on the 1300 block of Deseret Avenue at about 10:30 Saturday morning, the report stated. The woman was airlifted from the scene to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. Espinoza said she should be released soon.

At the scene, police learned that Marvin Harvey, who was at the woman's residence, became angry for an unknown reason. The report stated that Harvey stabbed the woman several times and then chased the woman's 14-year-old son and a 16-year-old friend out of the apartment. Officers entered the apartment and found Harvey stabbing himself repeatedly in the stomach, according to the report. Police used a Taser on Havery, Espinoza said, to stop him from inflicting further damage to himself and to detain him.

Espinoza said he does not know what caused Harvey to snap and start stabbing. More may not be known until Harvey has been released from Loma Linda. Harvey has undergone surgery and is recovering, Espinoza said.

"There is some evidence that it may have been drug-induced, but we are not sure because he was hospitalized," Espinoza said.

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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