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Police: Man arrested in deadly south Phoenix stabbing

Posted: 3:18 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 02:56:46Z
Police: Man arrested in deadly south Phoenix stabbing

A 21-year-old man is in police custody for allegedly stabbing and killing a man in south Phoenix on Tuesday. 

According to Phoenix police, around 12 p.m. officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Interstate 17 and Central Avenue. 

Witnesses had reported seeing Christian Hernandez stab the victim and then flee on a bicycle. 

As officers arrived, they detained Hernandez nearby. A knife was found on his person, police said.

The victim, 40-year-old Timothy Boehler, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

According to police, a motive in the case is not clear at this time.

Hernandez was booked on a count of first-degree murder. 

No further information was immediately available.