GLENDALE, Ariz. — A Phoenix man is in custody in connection with a fatal
stabbing in Glendale.
Glendale police say 31-year-old Christopher Martinez is being held on suspicion
of second-degree murder.
Police say a woman called 911 around 11 p.m. Thursday to report the stabbing.
A 37-year-old man was found wounded in front of a residence and he later was
later declared dead at a hospital.
The victim’s name is being withheld until family members can be notified.
Police say less than an hour after the stabbing, Martinez was stopped by a
patrol officer for riding a bicycle at night without any reflectors.
They say Martinez had blood on his clothing and he had a knife and drug pipe in
his possession at the time. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet.