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Peoria man arrested for allegedly stabbing step-grandfather to death

Apr 24, 2020, 4:00 PM
(Peoria Police Department Photo)...
(Peoria Police Department Photo)
(Peoria Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing his 89-year-old step-grandfather to death early Friday morning, according to the Peoria Police Department.

The incident took place around 3 a.m. near Peoria and 91st avenues, police said.

Police and fire personnel responded to the call and performed life-saving measures, but the victim succumbed to his injuries on scene.

The suspect, 41-year-old Shaun Gentilo, fled the scene before returning at approximately 6 a.m., according to authorities.

He was then arrested and taken into custody without incident, police said.

Gentilo was booked into the Fourth Avenue jail on first-degree murder and domestic violence charges, authorities said.

No other information was made immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Peoria man arrested for allegedly stabbing step-grandfather to death