A homeless panhandler was charged with one count of criminal attempted first-degree murder after an altercation with a shopper turned bloody last Saturday in a department store parking lot.

Tyler Ray Oaks (30), a homeless man according to local law enforcement, is accused of stabbing a Raton, New Mexico, man 13 times Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Trinidad Walmart Supercenter parking lot in the 2900 block of Toupal Drive, after the victim and his attacker reportedly exchanged words.

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