Nampa man arrested, 1 hospitalized after stabbing

Gabriel Evan Zarate, 30, of Nampa
Gabriel Evan Zarate, 30, of Nampa

A 30-year-old Nampa man was arrested Monday night, accused of stabbing another man.

Gabriel E. Zarate, 30, of Nampa was charged with felony aggravated battery, according to Canyon County jail records.

Nampa police say they responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a report of an altercation on the 100 block of Blaine Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a 36-year-old Nampa man had been stabbed. He was transported to the hospital, treated for his injuries and then released.

Zarate, suspected in the stabbing, had reportedly run off, police say. Later that night, he showed up at a hospital to treat wounds he sustained during the altercation. Investigators arrested him after he was treated, according to a news release Tuesday morning.

Investigators are seeking witnesses who saw the initial stabbing to help understand the case.

“While Mr. Zarate has been arrested for his involvement in this crime, detectives are still seeking additional assistance from the public in understanding the events surrounding this incident,” said Det. Sgt. Don Peck.

If you have information you can call NPD at 208-465-2257 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner