Ricky Hernandez Jr. accused of stabbing, killing dad in Pinal County

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 07:58:46-05

Officials have arrested a 19-year-old man who is accused of stabbing and killing his father in Pinal County. 

According to the sheriff's office, on Friday, February 10 shortly before 9 p.m. they were informed Ricky Ricardo Hernandez, 40, had been stabbed. 

Police arrived at the scene and discovered Hernandez had been stabbed in the chest and back; the man died from his injuries. The man's girlfriend was taken to a hospital after she was cut on her hand. 

Police located the man's 19-year-old son, Ricky Hernandez Jr., who had fled from the scene. 

Hernandez Jr. was arrested and booked into jail; he faces second-degree homicide and domestic violence aggravated assault charges. 

It's unclear what led to the incident. Stay with ABC15 for updates.