Stabbing in Rifle leaves 2 men hospitalized

Suspect booked into Garfield County Jail on attempted murder charges

Two men were hospitalized and another faces attempted murder charges following a stabbing Sunday afternoon in Rifle, a news release from the Rifle Police Department states.

At approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Garfield County Emergency Communications received a call of a stabbing in the 2400 Block of West Avenue in Rifle, according to the news release.

Rifle Police Officers and Garfield County Sheriff Deputies found two victims suffering from stab wounds in the front parking lot of an apartment and immediately rendered aid.

Other officers contacted the suspect, Jorge Leyva-Chacon, in a nearby apartment, where he surrendered without incident.

The two male victims, ages 23 and 24, were transferred to area hospitals for treatment. Leyva-Chacon was also transferred to an area hospital for medical treatment. The condition of the two victims is unknown at this time.

Jorge Leyva-Chacon, 26, was medically cleared and booked into Garfield County Jail on two counts of assault in the first degree, two counts of attempted murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal attempt, according to the release.

The case remains under investigation.

The Post Independent will update this story as more information becomes available.

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