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Flagstaff, AZ – On April 16, 2020 at approximately 3:42 PM law enforcement was called to the Gray Mountain Thriftway for a report of a fight and stabbing. Arizona Department of Public Safety Troopers were first on scene and found one subject with minor injuries a short distance from where the incident was reported to have occurred. Shortly thereafter, Deputies arriving on scene were advised of and located a stabbing victim and another involved party at a residence in Cameron.
During the investigation, deputies learned that several individuals had been in a vehicle in the Flagstaff area earlier in the day. They picked up another person in Flagstaff and began to drive northbound on Highway 89N. As they approached the Gray Mountain Thriftway, two of the people in the vehicle began to argue. The driver pulled over just north of the Thriftway and three people exited the vehicle. Two of the individuals began to fight and the third tried to stop the fight and tried to separate the parties. One of the subjects presented a knife and stabbed the person trying to stop the fight several times. The suspect fled the scene northbound. The stabbing victim was transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center via Guardian Air Ambulance.
The suspect has been identified as a resident of the Tonalea area. The victim who is from the Gray Mountain / Cameron area suffered serious injuries. The case remains under investigation by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. No names are being released at this time, but several felony charges are expected to result from the incident.
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