Tucson boy, 14, killed in knife fight, second teen hospitalized

2013-05-25T14:45:00Z 2013-05-25T14:57:23Z Tucson boy, 14, killed in knife fight, second teen hospitalizedKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 25, 2013 2:45 pm  • 

A 14-year-old boy died and another teen was hospitalized after they got into a knife fight at a midtown apartment complex Friday night.

Police were called to the complex in the 4400 block of East 29th Street between South Columbus Boulevard and south Swan Road at about 9:45 p.m., Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

Officers found Mike Garcia, 14, with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died about 10 hours later, Widmer said.

Police also found a 15-year-old with multiple stab wounds in an apartment. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Widmer said.

Detectives investigating the incident learned from witnesses “that the two boys were involved in a physical altercation with each other in the parking lot of the apartment complex. During the altercation, both boys produced knives and both stabbed each other,” Widmer said.

As of Saturday morning, an arrest had not been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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