Fatal Stabbing in Southwest Phoenix Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

Two suspects in a stabbing that left one man dead and another injured during a dispute on Saturday night in southwest Phoenix have been identified and taken into custody by police.

Officers reportedly responded to gunfire complaints on Saturday just before 7:30 p.m., according to the police. When officers got to the scene, they discovered a male who had been stabbed many times, close to 63rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

After being carried to a neighboring fire station, the man received medical attention but was subsequently declared deceased. According to authorities, another man was stabbed but his wounds were not life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital.

Phoenix Stabbing Suspects Identified in Police Investigation

According to police records, witnesses told investigators that there had been a struggle between the victims and other people, and the culprits had last been seen rushing inside a nearby home.

When they located the house, the police ordered the residents to leave. Witnesses told police that, out of all the individuals involved in the altercation, 18-year-old Nicholas Rios was the one who stabbed the victims. Witnesses also recognized Nicole Martinez, 37, who is suspected of stashing Rios’ knife in a nearby parked car.

According to police accounts, Martinez may be charged with tampering with physical evidence, and Rios may be charged with many felonies, including second-degree murder.



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