Tucson police make arrest in stabbing of high school student

2014-03-11T13:25:00Z 2014-03-11T14:00:35Z Tucson police make arrest in stabbing of high school studentKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 11, 2014 1:25 pm  • 

A suspect in the January stabbing of a high school student was arrested Friday.

Robert Anthony Vasquez, 21, who also goes by the alias of Anthony Ortiz, was booked into the Pima County jail and faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with temporary disfigurement and armed robbery in connection with the Jan. 9 incident, said Officer Brandon Tatum, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.

The arrest was a collaborative effort between TPD and the U.S Marshal Service, Tatum said. Vasquez was found at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of North Oracle Road between West Glenn Street and West Grant Road.

Vasquez is suspected of stabbing one Catalina High School student and robbing another at knifepoint in a parking lot near East Pima Street and North Palo Verde Boulevard.

Tucson police were dispatched to the school in reference to a large fight a little after 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9. When officers arrived, they couldn’t find anyone, but about 15 minutes later, medical staff from a local hospital called police about a student who had been stabbed in a fight near the school. The teen’s injuries were non-life threatening, police said at the time.

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