A person has been arrested in the murder investigation of Jose Feliciano, 46, who was stabbed to loss of life on the intersection of University Drive and Extension Road Friday.
According to court docket paperwork, officers have been known as to the intersection simply after 1:30 a.m. to a report of a stabbing in progress. A bodily description of the suspect, later recognized by police as Robert Villareal-Suarez, 38, was included in the decision.
When officers arrived, they discovered Villareal-Suarez south of the intersection sporting bloody garments, carrying a knife and an digital pill that belonged to Feliciano.
Feliciano was situated in a “pool of blood” in the center of the intersection, information present. He was unresponsive and had a number of stab wounds.
Mesa Fire Department officers pronounced Feliciano lifeless on scene.
Video surveillance obtained from the QuikTrip comfort retailer on the northwest nook of the intersection confirmed Feliciano strategy the intersection adopted intently by Villareal-Suarez, mentioned court docket paperwork.
“The victim appears to be trying to get away from (Villareal-Suarez) and the two become involved in a brief physical altercation, walking towards the intersection before (Villareal-Suarez) is seen either pushing or stabbing the victim, causing him to fall down to the ground,” mentioned court docket paperwork.
Villareal-Suarez reportedly admitted to police that he stabbed Feliciano a number of instances as a result of he “wanted to kill him,” information present. He alleges that they each walked from the comfort retailer to a darkish space the place Feliciano “displayed a knife” and tried to steal his lighter.
Villareal-Suarez informed police he knocked the knife from Feliciano’s arms and retrieved it from the bottom to stab him. In addition, he admitted to stealing the Feliciano’s pill from the scene after the stabbing to both use it or promote it for money as a result of he’s “homeless and had no money,” based on court docket paperwork.
Villareal-Suarez was charged on suspicion of first diploma homicide and armed theft. He is at present being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
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