Young man stabbed to death overnight, police turning to public for help

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PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix are investigating the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man.

Officers were called to the neighborhood of 83rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived on the scene, they discovered a 19-year-old black male who had suffered a life-threatening stab wound.

The young man was taken to a local hospital. Doctors there pronounced him dead shortly after 11 p.m.

While investigators are following up on leads, they have not yet identified a suspect or determined a motive.

Police will not release the victim’s name until they can talk to his next of kin.

Anyone with information about Saturday night’s deadly stabbing is encouraged to call Phoenix Police at 602-262-6141. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers.