Teen arrested in stabbing at supermarket

The Orange County district attorney's office announced Monday that a 17-year-old Fountain Valley boy will be charged as an adult in a stabbing that took place at the Stater Bros. supermarket on Warner Avenue.

Fountain Valley police arrested Steven Matthew Lowry on Saturday for allegedly stabbing a man multiple times during a carjacking attempt.

Lowry is being charged with one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of attempted carjacking with sentencing enhancements for personal use of a deadly weapon and great bodily injury, according to a news release from the district attorney's office.

He is set to be arraigned Tuesday at the West Justice Center in Westminster. The district attorney's office said it will ask that Lowry be held on $1-million bail.

Officers responded about 8:55 p.m. Saturday to the Stater Bros. supermarket at 11085 Warner Ave., where they found a 50-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to his upper body.

The victim was transported to UCI Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He was listed in critical condition, according to a release from the Fountain Valley Police Department.

According to the department's release, Lowry approached the victim as he was walking to his car after buying groceries and demanded the keys to the vehicle. When the victim refused to give up the keys, Lowry allegedly stabbed him two times in the abdomen, once in the back and once in the chest and then fled on foot.

Authorities were able to detain Lowry, who is on probation, about a block away from the market.

If convicted, Lowry faces a maximum sentence of 11 years to life in state prison.

—Anthony Clark Carpio and Alicia Lopez

Twitter: @acocarpio

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