Man killed in brutal knife attack at Phoenix cafeteria for homeless

Aug 5, 2021, 4:00 PM
Charles Soliz (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...
Charles Soliz (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX – A man was killed Tuesday morning in a relentless knife attack at a Phoenix cafeteria for people experiencing homelessness, and the suspect is in custody.

The brutal crime occurred around 7:30 a.m. in front of multiple witnesses at the St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix Dining Room at Human Service Campus, 1075 W. Jackson St., and it was captured on surveillance video, according to court documents.

Charles Patrick Soliz, 32, was booked on one count of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing 46-year-old Jeremy Konow over and over.

Soliz told police he carried out the attack and showed no remorse, calling the killing “absolute justice,” according to the probable cause statement.

The video showed Konow exiting the building when Soliz approached him and stabbed him in the torso multiple times, police said.

Soliz followed after the victim went back inside the cafeteria and continued stabbing him, police said.

The suspect then walked outside carrying the bloody knife and with blood covering his arms and clothing, police said. Security guards detained him until police arrived.

Konow was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.

Soliz was held on $2.5 million bond. His status conference was set for Monday, with a preliminary hearing Aug. 12.

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