Investigators pursued numerous leads that subsequently lead to the identification of a suspect in the stabbing that took place at Martini Ranch on June 24.
Our detectives worked diligently to locate the individual and on 07/01/13 in the afternoon he was found at the Sheraton Desert Oasis (17700 N. Hayden Rd). Shortly after 2:00 pm the suspect was taken into custody without incident from the room he was staying in.
The suspect is a 29 year old Gilbert resident who was booked on one count of Aggravated Assault and held in custody.
The investigation is ongoing as evidence continues to be gathered. The suspect’s name and booking photo are being withheld and will be released as soon as they are available.
The victim was released from the hospital last week and is home recovering.
06/24/13 at 1:50 am SPD was dispatched to Martini Ranch in reference to a stabbing. The victim stated that as he was heading down the stairs to leave the club he was stabbed multiple times from behind.
At this time there is no known motive. The injuries to the victim were considered to be life threatening.
Suspect description was a B/M, 5’8”, thin build, wearing a red/black BB Cap, dark shirt, jeans and read shoes. No further information at this time.