PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police are investigating a homicide at a Circle K near 24th Street and Baseline Road.

Phoenix police said around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday a 19-year-old man called police to report he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery at knifepoint. 

The victim told police he was sitting in his vehicle at the fuel pump when his door opened.

The victim told officers that he felt there was another person behind him and turned around. He observed Perez standing near the rear of the vehicle holding a knife in his left hand.

According to court documents, Perez told the victim that "we need your [expletive] car."

An unknown woman approached in an attempt to divert his attention when a man, later identified as Bernardo Perez moved towards him.

The suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim's vehicle. The victim had a gun and fired several shots at the suspect. 

Perez was pronounced dead on the scene. A woman who fled the scene of the incident was later taken into custody. She has been identified as 28-year-old Viviana Aldrete.

According to court documents, Aldrete asked the victim for a ride out of the area because she was "being followed by an unknown man."

She was booked on one count of first-degree murder and armed robbery. 

 


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Harry

Happy to see a gun being used in defense. Our reps like Schweikert make sure that our right to bear arms is protected, and always should be!

Drbob123

This story is a week old. Come on Channel 3 try to keep current.

cyclePete

Thank you for your service Mr. 19 YO man. We appreciate you.

ThinkingDude

Moral of the story: Never bring a knife to a gunfight.

Phillup Witgas

That'll teach ya....

Shredder

This is the best story I’ve read all month! Good shooting!

Tacoburger

Where the heck is Marley? Does somebody have him?

AZRepublican

Nice... Now charge her with her scumbag boyfriend's murder !!

docketman

Circle K stores are nothing bu bad news. They should shut them all down plus their gas is crappy

nutsplash

Perfect ending, should have shot the batch as well.

lancelot

The valley of the gun strikes again.

AZRepublican

Thank God he had a gun or I am sure that kid would have been stabbed by one of those "Dreamers" !!

1stupidsailor

Yep, and you lose a couple more members of the local protest and outrage clan.

azrider

A 19yo out at 1:30 am carrying a firearm. I hope he stashed the drugs in a safe place before he called the police.

Shanghaimagic

As usual, a lying libbie Statistics show that women use guns over 200,000 a year to thwart a sexual assault, there are many more legitimate stats like this one but you are too obtuse to know them.

AZRepublican

That's why you don't bring a knife to a gun fight especially in South Phoenix !!

ObeyLaws

Nice to see that extremely rare event when a gun was actually used in self defense. Doesn't nearly scratch the surface to make up for the thousands of unnecessary gun deaths each year in this country, but it's still nice to see the infinitesimal occasion when a gun is used properly.

HappyDog

I agree with you ... mostly. The problem is that a 19 yr old is not legally able to be in possession of a pistol. Rifle or shotgun, no problem (also not likely that was the firearm used). Pistol, no. So even though the 19YO was defending himself, he may face some weapons violation charges.

Enrique Manana

Purchase - no, possess - yes.

nutsplash

Illegal says what ?

HappyDog

Yes - you're correct. My error.

theazdude

He is legally entitled to open carry in Arizona with the minimum age being 18. Good self defense kill!

Mactact

It is perfectly legal for a 19 yr old to carry a handgun. Another misinformed poster spreading fake news!

Bearly

You do not know Arizona law.

Dean

The truth is that your socialist friends in the media refuse to report the number of guns used to protect victims. Their reporting does not nearly scratch the surface of how many crimes art thwarted by the use of a law abiding citizen protecting himself. It is nice to see the report of another proper use of a gun.

sideways0071

Does not scratch the surface on the thousand of people killed or murdered every year due to society being irresponsible and not able to responsibly owne guns.

HappyDog

But you neglect to consider the 80,000,000 or so Americans who legally own firearms, obey the laws, act responsibly with their firearms, and haven't killed, murdered, or even threatened anyone with them.

1stupidsailor

80% are gang deaths, yet how often do we see politicians running after that type of violence? We don't, instead it's anti-gun rhetoric, not anti-violence rhetoric. It's a political talking point, so the lemmings don't want to touch the real issues, especially given that it tends to be due to the policies of the very politicians whining about guns.

Tacoburger

Say my name

JustinP

yep, like when officers use it in hotel hallways to shoot a crawling man, or when officers in a different east side city shot a kid running away in the back.

Tacoburger

Say My Name

Bearly

It is sad that you are so ill informed and anti- 2nd Amendment.

dr64zona

Wasn't it Obozo who said you bring a knife to the fight, we'll bring a gun?

HappyDog

I think that was eric holder, obozo's fake US Attorney General. He said that after leaving office.

1stupidsailor

Great story, great ending too. It'll be fun to watch the family tell us how wonderful the perp is, or is that only when you're going after government pockets?

Mactact

Bang you are dead! Hip, hip, hooray!

xrilander

Another friggin gun nut blasting away. Scared of a little pocket knife are ya?

Wazoolie

You sound stupid enough to bring a knife to a gunfight, Cletus.

Phillup Witgas

You Mr X are a complete idiot. Get out of here and go back to CNN please.

Stanley Trump

Ha ha ha ha I love that a gun nut protected himself from a knife douche Did you have a bad experience with a gun? Does the loud noise they make scare you? Wimp!

Bearly

You're an idiot.

Chris

Good job of eliminating another worthless criminal from society!!

az154321

I wonder if the dead guy's family is going to sue the guy now. "Sue for lost livelihood"

jacksmol

Given that there was no reason to shoot him I'd say that's very likely.

Wazoolie

So pulling a knife and telling him to give up his car is nothing? Quit picking your nose because you’re slowly losing your mind.

wikieup4life

Brandishing a deadly weapon and threatening people with it is no reason???

HappyDog

What an ignorant comment.[angry]

Phillup Witgas

Het Mr jack, go back to CNN with the other idiots.

Stanley Trump

That might be the dumbest thing I’ve heard from a liberal today. What would you do? Curl up in a ball and cry instead of protect yourself from a scum bag low life? Pitiful

1stupidsailor

Post your address then, since you're ok with knife play and don't feel it necessary to defend yourself from such. I'm sure some readers could use a new TV.

Shanghaimagic

You mean lost food stamps and welfare payments.

trsalemme

OH NICE!! they updated it. 2 dumb@sses with a knife + 1 dude with a gun = smile on my face! Good work!!

wikieup4life

I love it.....citizens protecting themselves from scum of the earth criminals. We need way more of this.

trsalemme

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

robertscomputer

Circle K naa, Circle No Way.[ohmy]

trsalemme

Where are all of the pro- criminal immigration pundits at?

RecycleTheGOP

We didnt go anywhere. But please show us the correlation between them you brainless maga hat wearing public resource sucking baby boomer. Have you ever thought about maybe staying off the internet while you sip your morning coffee and just collect your social security checks in silence? Nobody cares about you.

trsalemme

I just realized...public resource sucking...like welfare..hmmm..you are correct!! there is no correlation between me and welfare, because I get off my fat @ss and work. :*

Wayne kenoff

You’re a Veteran? I hate to call myself one now.

trsalemme

Then don't . .[love] 1 and out doesn't really count anyway

1stupidsailor

You want open borders and forgiveness for illegals. GOP does not. GOP wants the most basic of laws enforced, you want to toss them aside to feed your voter base. How hard is this? I know that libbies don't know the difference between legal and illegal immigration, but the stances aren't exactly rocket science, even for a Berniefile.

1stupidsailor

I'm guessing you make the coffee, why so bitter towards those who drink it? Let's not pretend you're a net taxpayer, c'mon...

HappyDog

So, you admit you are a pro-criminal mindless idiot???

Wayne kenoff

Haha one and out? Don’t describe your intimate life on here. Now, go watch your animal po**

Dean

Most likely two illegals attempting to grab a car for their illegal activities like drug running and sex trafficking .

Stanley Trump

You’re an idiot. Your brainless maga hat cutdown was lame, and definitely nobody cares about you.

wikieup4life

Was this crime committed by illegals?

trsalemme

If anyone would get their heads out of their @sses, they would see I made a second post, stating I had posted in the wrong story. too much to comprehend all at once??

jacksmol

What does immigration have to do with this?

ObeyLaws

Tom - Following the Trump playbook, eh? Make a mistake yourself and then accuse of other people of being stupid. Bumblin' Trump should contact you about a Cabinet position... Secretary of Coleman Street.

trsalemme

Dont live there anymore. BUT should anything happen to the property or the tennants, your footprint is all over this website, and you have publicly stated you have stalked me [thumbup] :**

1stupidsailor

Culture. Illegal immigration has shown to encourage people to not leave some of the more negative aspects of their culture behind. Political pandering and identity politics just makes it worse.

azrider

to anyone out there who just bought a luxury home on south mountain... where do you shop and eat? south phoenix has the most prevalent and organized gang activity in phoenix. that baseline is corridor, while some of it may look shiny and new, is one scary place.

trsalemme

wrong story. web cookies FTL

jacksmol

Congrats, you've proven that you're more ignorant than trsalemme

trsalemme

""" Given that there was no reason to shoot him I'd say that's very likely. "" Well, i would say that, after having seen you say that, about a story where someone was defending themselves from an armed assailant, I would say you are less ignorant, and more fully fking ret@rded. [thumbup]

lancelot

South Phoenix is a great place to live with many good people. How ignorant are you?

Stanley Trump

Less ignorant than you.

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