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UPDATE: Police say stabbing victim fabricated reason for stabbing, woman arrested for stabbing

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Feb 10, 2023

UPDATE (2:35 p.m.): Paso Robles Police has offered an update on Friday's alleged stabbing in the Salinas Riverbed.

Detectives say they worked throughout the night, following several leads, and came to the conclusion that the victim fabricated the events that led to his stabbing.

Police says the victim was not stabbed by a transient, but instead was stabbed after an argument with a female acquaintance.

Police say that during an argument, 29-year-old Katelyn Coffey of Paso Robles stabbed the victim several times, before dropping him off at a Walmart.

Detectives located Coffey this morning in the California Valley and she was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

Police also announced they intend to pursue charges against the victim for filing a false report.

Paso Robles Police responded to a stabbing and shooting incident Friday.

The first incident started at 7:20 p.m. when officers responded to reports of a stabbing at Walmart.

Police say a victim was stabbed three times while in the Salinas Riverbed and walked to Walmart for help. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect in the stabbing was described as a transient man wearing a baseball cap, white shirt and blue jeans.

An hour later, officers responded to a call for a drive-by shooting in the Rite Aid parking lot on Spring Street.

Two people told police they were standing in the parking lot when the driver of a vehicle drove by, going southbound on Spring Street, when someone inside the vehicle fired several rounds at them. Police say no one was injured in that incident.

After processing both scenes, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses, police determined the incidents were unrelated.

Police say these incidents are still under investigation, and ask anyone with information to call the PRPD at (805) 237-6464 or persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 805-549-STOP or by texting "SLOTIPS" plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).