PD: 1 killed in fight at Tilted Kilt in downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix police are investigating after one person was killed Monday morning after a fight broke out in the kitchen of a Tilted Kilt restaurant in downtown Phoenix.

According to Phoenix police, an altercation between two males working in the kitchen around 8:30 a.m. resulted in one of the men being stabbed to death.

A second person sustained minor injures and is considered a suspect, police said.

Sgt. Trent Crump of Phoenix police identified the suspect Monday afternoon as 23-year-old Javier Romero. He was booked into the MCSO Jail on one count of second degree murder and one count of aggravated assault on a police officer.

Crump described the suspect as being "combative" with officers, including an attempt to disarm an officer while being treated at a local hospital.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Miguel Angel Hernandez, also known as Mike, according to Crump. He worked at the restaurant since it opened.

Authorities are still investigating what prompted the argument that led to the deadly stabbing.

The Tilted Kilt released the following statement Monday afternoon:

Tilted Kilt is saddened by the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Phoenix Pub the morning of November 25. We are grieving the loss of a valued long time employee. We are supporting the Phoenix Police Department in their ongoing death investigation.

Out of respect for the families involved and our employees, the Downtown Pub will be closed until Friday morning, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Additionally, Tilted Kilt is also working closely with our employees, offering grief counseling sessions as needed, as they deal with this tragic situation.

The Tilted Kilt is located at CityScape near Central Avenue and Jefferson Street.

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