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Florida Keys man stabbed, hit with shovel

Posted at 6:23 AM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 06:23:14-05

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida Keys man stabbed his neighbor and then hit him with a shovel.

The victim told Monroe County deputies that his neighbor, 38-year-old Juan Ocampo Medina, invited him and two other people over for some drinks. As they walked into the backyard early Thursday morning, authorities said Medina attacked the victim with a knife, slicing him from his neck to his abdomen.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says one of the other guests took the knife away from Medina, who then grabbed a shovel and hit the victim on the back of the head.

None of the men gave a reason for the attack.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Medina was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Jail records didn't list an attorney.