Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing in El Mirage, police say

Nov 11, 2022, 8:00 AM
Abel Aguirre (El Mirage Police Department Photo)
(El Mirage Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — Police arrested a 38-year-old suspect in a fatal stabbing in El Mirage on Monday, authorities said.

Abel Aguirre was booked on counts of murder and aggravated assault after a 52-year-old man died, the El Mirage Police Department said in a press release.

Officers responded to the area of Alto Street and El Mirage Road at around 2:30 p.m. to follow up on a report of a dog attack.

Upon arrival, police learned the unidentified victim had been stabbed multiple times. Officers rendered aid until emergency medical personnel reached the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries, authorities said.

Detectives and the Neighborhood Enforcement Team investigated the incident and identified Aguirre as a suspect.

Aguirre was located and arrested at approximately 6:50 p.m. after a citywide search, police said.

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Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing in El Mirage, police say