Suspects arrested following stabbing near 22nd, Alvernon
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department arrested two suspects in connection to a stabbing on a public transit bus that happened on Monday, Oct. 16.
The Tucson Police Department said officers were called around 3 p.m. for reports of a stabbing on a Sun Tran bus on E. 22nd Street and S. Alvernon Way.
Authorities said the bus driver and several witnesses relayed information to PSCD as officers from Operations Division Midtown responded.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the 24-year-old victim with sharp-force trauma to his neck. Officers immediately aided the victim using First Aid Kits (IFAK).
Tucson Fire Department personnel arrived and transported the victim to Banner University Medical Center. Authorities said the victim underwent emergency surgery and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.
During the investigation, detectives learned that the victim and two suspects, a male and female, were sitting near the victim.
According to TPD, at one point, the couple verbally engaged the victim and confronted him on the bus. During the confrontation, the male suspect pulled a knife and attacked the victim, stabbing him in the neck.
Authorities said both suspects walked away from the bus after the assault and fled east out of the area.
Tucson Police identified 32-year-old Mariyah Lynn Bradford as the female suspect and 36-year-old Darryl Hakim Robinson as the second suspect.
The suspect’s identity was shared with the Operations Division Midtown/Community Response Team (ODM/CRT), who in turn, quickly located Bradford and Robinson on October 25.
Detectives interviewed the pair and are facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault/serious injury.
Tucson Police said both have been booked into the Pima County Jail. Darryl Robinson is being held on a $20,000 bond and Mariyah Bradford is being held on a $5,000 bond.
Authorities said the victim has since been released from the hospital and was notified of the suspects’ arrests.
“The Tucson Police Department and detectives from the Group Violence Unit are grateful for the assistance from ODM/CRT and members from Sun Tran, who were instrumental in the investigation. As a reminder, remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Report any suspicious activity immediately, avoid confrontation, and do not engage in arguments with unknown individuals,” TPD said in a statement.
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