Man escapes gunfire with knife

Johnnie Ridley
Johnnie Ridley was stabbed after he pulled a gun on another man.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say a man brought a knife to a gun fight and won.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that two men got into an argument last week and one man, Johnnie Ridley pulled out a 22.

The other, a 65-year-old man, stabbed Ridley in the leg fearing he was going to be shot.

Now Ridley faces a number of charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The man who stabbed him was not charged. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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