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UPDATE: Man dead, stabbed at 16th Street/Indian School bus stop

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 13:52:59-04

A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a man in central Phoenix.

Phoenix police said officers responded to 16th Street and Indian School Road on Sunday afternoon for a report of a stabbing.

According to police, 42-year-old Santino Eppinger was at a bus stop when he got into an argument with 37-year-old Andrew Rivas.

Police said Rivas stabbed the victim and ran from the scene. Eppinger was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

In court paperwork obtained by ABC15, police say witnesses followed Rivas, a friend and his girlfriend as they left the area. They pointed Rivas out to police as the man who stabbed Eppinger. They also alerted police to the trash can where Rivas discarded the knife.

Police say surveillance video shows a man matching Rivas’ description chasing after the victim.

Rivas allegedly admitted getting into an altercation with Eppinger but said he took the knife from Eppinger and stabbed him after he was head-butted by Eppinger.

Rivas is being held on a $500,000 bond for second-degree murder.