Francisco Gutierrez update: Man arrested for deadly stabbing in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A man is in custody in the fatal stabbing of a man at a Phoenix home.

Phoenix police say 21-year-old Francisco Gutierrez is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police say they learned that Gutierrez had gone early Tuesday to the home in the area of Maryland and 35th avenues with his girlfriend, who was the ex-girlfriend of a resident at the home.

Detectives say Gutierrez wanted to fight with the former boyfriend and instead 25-year-old Alec Imus stepped in and a confrontation ensued.

Witnesses say Imus was stabbed during the confrontation and Gutierrez and his girlfriend fled the scene.

Imus' friends took him to a hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

Gutierrez was later found by police and arrested. He doesn't have a lawyer yet.

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