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Arrest in fatal stabbing inside Phoenix convenience store

February 14, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing another man to death inside a north Phoenix convenience store.

Police Sgt. Vince Lewis says the incident happened Tuesday around 3 a.m.

According to Lewis, the suspect approached the 54-year-old victim from behind, stabbed the victim and then fled.

Lewis says a 911 caller reported a location for the suspect and officers found and arrested 37-year-old Ysidro Ramon Reyes.

The victim, meanwhile, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His identity has not been released.

Reyes was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder. It was not known if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Police did not give a possible motive or say if the two men were acquainted.

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The name of the arrested suspect has been corrected to reflect updated information provided by police.

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