Police search for stabbing suspect
BARSTOW • Police are searching for a suspect in a Tuesday morning stabbing that caused a Barstow man to be airlifted for medical care.
Detectives identified Douglas “DJ” Zamora, 27, as the man who stabbed the 20-year-old victim at around 1:44 a.m. when the two met at a small gathering in the 1800 block of Sunrise Street, said Barstow Police Det. Keith Libby. While the victim was at the party, Zamora and another man arrived at the small gathering and confronted the victim. The two had apparently been in an ongoing feud. The meet-up appeared to be a coincidence. Neither men had gang ties, Libby said.
The two walked out to the street to fight, Libby said, but Zamora, “brought a knife to a fist fight.”
The victim sustained cuts on his forearms and minor puncture wounds in his abdomen, Libby said. He was first taken to Barstow Community Hospital where hospital personnel contacted police, according to a police report. He was later airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. His injuries were serious, though not life threatening. He has already been released from treatment, Libby said.
Zamora is described as a white male, 5-foot-11, weighing 160 pounds. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.
In San Bernardino County, Zamora has been convicted for burglary, vandalism, spouse battery, driving under the influence and obstructing or resisting a peace officer.
Anyone with information about Zamora’s whereabouts is urged to contact Det. Keith Libby at (760) 255-5134 or the Barstow Police Department at (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to report anonymously can contact WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME or visit www.WeTip.com.
While investigating the stabbing, police arrested Gabriel Hernandez, 22, on an arrest warrant for driving under the influence causing injuries.
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