Jan 15, 2014 9:04 PM by Stefanie Boe

Student stabbed near Catalina High School

TUCSON - The search is on for a suspect accused of stabbing a Catalina High School student in a parking lot near the campus. It happened January 9th, in a parking lot near East Pima Street and North Palo Verde Boulevard, just after 3:30 p.m.

Police say the stabbing happened following a fight in that parking lot.

When officers arrived on scene there were no signs of a fight and no victims were located. Approximately 15 minutes after officer's left Catalina High, medical staff from a local area hospital notified Police that a patient reported that he had been stabbed in a fight near Catalina High. His injuries were non-life threatening.

After interviewing witnesses, Detectives determined that the pictured suspect, who is in his late teens and is not a student, attempted to engage in an arranged fight with other males who were possibly students at Catalina High. He punched and stabbed the victim.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5'5'' to 5'6'' tall, 130 to 150 pounds, in his late teens to early twenties, wearing a light grey shirt, grey jacket, blue jeans, white shoes, and a grey "Raiders" hat.

He was last seen riding a bicycle southbound from the scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect in the photographs below is urged to contact 88-CRIME or the Tucson Police Department's Aggravated Assault Unit at 837-7552.


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