UPDATE: Tucson police arrest suspect involved in fatal stabbing

UPDATE: Tucson police arrest suspect involved in fatal stabbing
Joshua Juarez, 36, is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of David L. Corteal, 69, in Tucson on Tuesday, March 17. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Investigators with the Tucson Police Department arrested 36-year-old Joshua Juarez in connection to a fatal stabbing that happened Tuesday.

Officers responded to 4100 E. Fairmont St. at around 12:20 p.m. March 17, according to a news release, and found 69-year-old David L. Corteal with serious injuries. Corteal was given aid at the scene and taken to Banner University Medical Center where he later died.

Investigators were looking for a man in his 30s who fled from the scene on foot. Through interviews, homicide detectives found out Corteal lived in the same home as Juarez and a woman. The two had gotten into a physical altercation before the stabbing, according to the release, and Juarez took off.

While detectives conducted their search for Juarez, Juarez called 911 and disclosed his location near 5300 E. Grant Road. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Pima County jail for first-degree murder.

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