Man sought as person of interest in fatal stabbing

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The following news release was sent by the Tempe Police Dept.:

TEMPE - The Tempe Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest in a homicide that occurred on December 27, 2008.

The incident occurred at a Tempe apartment complex located in the 800 block of E. McKellips Drive.Tempe Police received a 911 call at 6:35 pm on December 27, 2008 from the complex.

Investigation revealed that David Lopez, 19, suffered fatal stab wounds during an altercation with an unknown suspect.The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The Tempe Police Department is now asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person in the gray sweatshirt.The individual in the photo is a person of interest at this time as he was with the victim 30 minutes prior to the fatal stabbing.

Any one with any information on this person's identity is encouraged to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.