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Man arrested after deadly stabbing over parking spot at yard sale

Court data present a person was stabbed to demise following a confrontation over a parking spot at a yard sale.

MESA, Ariz. — A person was stabbed to demise following an altercation over a parking spot at a yard sale in Mesa, police say. 

On Saturday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing close to the 300 block of North Hawes Road and located the sufferer with a number of puncture wounds. Deputies carried out life-saving measures however the sufferer died at the scene. 

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The suspect, David Anthony Cruz, instructed detectives he walked outdoors his dad and mom’ dwelling after a number of automobiles had been parked alongside the property’s fence line. Cruz instructed investigators he was surrounded by a number of folks and was struck within the throat inflicting him to concern for his security, public data present. 

Cruz then instructed investigators he pulled out a pocketknife and started swinging it within the route of anybody round him. Cruz believed he stabbed somebody after which ran again to his mum or dad’s dwelling to name the police.  

Detectives interviewed a number of witnesses and had been capable of decide the sufferer had pushed as much as the yard sale and the suspect allegedly confronted him over the place he had parked his automotive, court docket data present.

The argument between the 2 escalated to punching earlier than Cruz allegedly pulled out a knife. Investigators weren’t capable of decide who the aggressor was within the altercation however concluded Cruz had no bruising, scratches, or indicators of a wrestle on his physique leading to his arrest for murder. 

The identification of the sufferer has not been launched. Cruz is anticipated in court docket Friday for a standing convention.  

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