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Tucson Police arrest suspect after stabbing on Edith Boulevard

Posted at 7:38 PM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 14:02:16-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An arrest has been made after one person was stabbed to death in Tucson Thursday morning, police say.

Officers first responded to a 911 call at around 5:30 a.m. on the 2400 block of Edith Boulevard, near Grant Road, where they found a man who had been stabbed.

Medics rushed the man to the hospital but he died later that day. Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Roberto Gonzalez.

Tucson Police say detectives determined Gonzalez had been in a fight with another person in his home that day, and they believe the victim knew the attacker.

On Friday, detectives obtained a warrant for 32-year-old Leonard Bernard Black, police say. Black was later located at an apartment complex in the 4600 block of E. 29th Street, where he was taken into custody.

Black was booked into the Pima County Jail for his warrant of First-Degree Murder, police say.

Police are asking anyone with additional information on the incident to call 911 or anonymously report a tip by calling or texting 88-CRIME.