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1 dead, 2 injured following altercation in midtown Tucson

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Posted at 8:20 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 19:46:07-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police are investigating a stabbing that happened near midtown Tuesday evening.

TPD confirmed to KGUN9 that an altercation took place near the area of Pima Street and Sycamore Boulevard, leaving one person dead. Two other individuals were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say they first received a report of the incident at around 6:45 p.m. Officers who first arrived at the scene found two men with stab wounds and one man with blunt force trauma injuries, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the victim was 50-year-old Eric Wilson.

Detectives later determined Wilson had gotten into an altercation with two of his neighbors that night. As the argument escalated, police say Wilson took out an "edged weapon." The neighbors subdued Wilson before officers arrived, TPD says.

Police say they haven't arrested the two men, or anyone else, in connection with the incident.