Man stabbed to death in El Mirage alley, suspect arrested

El Mirage police officers have arrested a man accused of stabbing a victim to death in an alley on Monday afternoon.

The incident, according to a brief statement, happened in a residential neighborhood north of El Mirage Road and Thunderbird Road.

Investigators say officers responded to the scene at around 2:36 p.m. for what was originally reported as a dog bite call.

"Upon arrival, officers learned a victim had been stabbed multiple times," read a portion of the statement. "The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries."

The victim was identified as a 52-year-old man. His name was not released.

An investigation led detectives to 38-year-old Abel Aguirre, who is also an El Mirage resident. 

Aguirre was arrested at around 6:50 p.m. on Monday and faces charges including murder and aggravated assault.

It is still unclear what led up to the 38-year-old's capture.

Abel Aguirre

Abel Aguirre

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