Police make arrest in weekend fatal stabbing in east Phoenix
Dec 13, 2023, 11:56 AM | Updated: 11:57 am
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)
PHOENIX – An arrest has been made in a fatal weekend stabbing in east Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.
Tony Hill, 32, was booked into Maricopa County Jail on counts of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence, the Phoenix Police Department said.
Hill is accused of fatally stabbing 44-year-old Amador Vasquez on Sunday.
Officers responded to the area of 32nd and Oak streets, between Thomas and McDowell roads, around 7:30 p.m. and found Vasquez with at least one stab wound, police said.
Vasquez died after being taken to a hospital.
Detectives worked to identify Hill as a suspect and took him into custody on Monday. Hill made a claim of self-defense, but his story wasn’t consistent with the evidence of the case, police said.
Hill’s bond was set at $1 million.
This is an updated version of a story originally published on Dec. 12, 2023.