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Man arrested in bloody Walmart stabbing

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In a twist of irony, a man that was a victim of a stabbing earlier this week, stabbed a man at Gallup Walmart June 5.

Gallup Police arrested Fernando Largo, 28, of Sundance, N.M. on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of tampering with evidence.

The call came into Gallup Police shortly before 4:30 pm, to 1650 West Maloney Ave., in reference to a man who was bleeding profusely from his head.

Patrolman Julio Yazzie was the first officer to arrive on scene and requested paramedics to treat the man's wound, according to GPD spokesperson Lt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo.

"This victim had lacerations to the head area and informed officers that he was stabbed by a male, who he knew as first name Fernando," Toadlena-Pablo, wrote in a news release. "Through investigation, officers were able to identify and apprehend the suspect in this incident."

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, underwent surgery at a local hospital the evening of June 5. Toadlena-Pablo said detectives told her that the victim's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile, days prior to Largo's arrest, on June 3, Samantha Singer, 28, was arrested for stabbing Largo, and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.