One of two teens stabbed in Phoenix dies

Posted at 1:57 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 21:44:24-04

A teen who was stabbed during a fight near a south Phoenix park earlier this month has died.

Police said Thursday the 18-year-old had been hospitalized in critical condition since the April 19 incident behind Cesar Chavez Library, near 40th Avenue and Baseline Road. A second teen was also stabbed during the altercation but was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still trying to determine what prompted the dispute between the victims and their attackers.

Officers said they were looking for two people believed to be involved. One is a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, six feet tall or taller, with a thin build and dreadlocks or braids pulled into a ponytail. The other is a Hispanic or black female in her 30s with a heavy-set build, long hair pulled back and a tattoo on her right arm.

Investigators are also looking for a 2015 or 2016 four-door white Chevy Tahoe that appears to be a stock model with tinted windows.

Police said surveillance video from the library showed the victims running to the library from the area of the park's lake. Two people are seen chasing the victims and an exterior camera captured the Tahoe pulling into the parking lot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.