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Police searching for three suspects after Glendale teen stabbed, killed

Posted at 2:11 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 19:21:07-05

GLENDALE, AZ — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects wanted in connection to a deadly stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Glendale Friday night.

According to Glendale police, officers responded to a home near Grand Avenue and Bethany Home Road on reports of a fight around 11:30 p.m.

Police say three adults were reportedly fighting the boy in front of his home, when one of the suspects stabbed the teen.

The teen, identified as 14-year-old Elijah Ochoa-Gamez, was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspects fled before officers arrived at the scene.

Detectives on Sunday released a description of the three suspects in hopes the public will help identify the men involved.

  • Suspect #1 is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, curly dark brown hair, approximately 5’5”-5’7”, average build, with a possible scar under his left eye. He was seen riding a BMX style bicycle.
  • Suspect #2 is described as a Caucasian male, 20-30 years old, blonde hair, light-colored goatee, 5’11”-6’, thin build, with a possible tattoo on his right arm. He was in possession of a white pit bull with spots, which was used in the attack on the boy.
  • Suspect #3 is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic female, about 30 years old, dark hair, average build, with tattoos on both arms, possibly full sleeve on left arm and tattoo of a moon on the left chest.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for potential reward, or the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.