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Suspect in custody after 18-year-old stabbed to death in Glendale

Mar 15, 2024, 8:00 PM | Updated: Mar 16, 2024, 11:54 am

Robert Leo Williams...

Robert Leo Williams

PHOENIX — A suspect was taken into custody after a young man was stabbed to death in Glendale on Friday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded to a stabbing call in a residential area near 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road around 8:25 a.m., the Glendale Police Department said.

They found an 18-year-old man with life-threatening stab wounds. The victim, whom police identified as Daniel James Santiago, died after being taken to a hospital.

How did Glendale police apprehend stabbing suspect?

The person who called in the incident provided police with a description of the suspect and said he left the scene on foot.

“Additional units arrived to assist and swiftly located the suspect. Police established a perimeter to contain the suspect, who was safely taken into custody,” Officer Moroni Mendez said in a press release.

Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Robert Leo Williams. He has been charged with murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Suspect in custody after 18-year-old stabbed to death in Glendale