PHOENIX — Three people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident involving the death of a 23-year-old man at a Deer Valley park Wednesday, police say.

On Oct. 9 at around 1 a.m., 23-year-old Isaac Clark and two of his friends were in the park when they heard a vehicle being damaged, police said. Authorities said Clark ran to the vehicle which belonged to one of his friends.

That's when police said the suspects confronted Clark and a physical fight broke out and Clark was stabbed multiple times. He was then transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

After developing probable cause, detectives arrested and booked three suspects into the 4th Avenue Jail for their involvement in this incident.

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24-year-old Maurice James and 18-year-old Eldon Sandoval were booked on 2nd-degree murder charges, police say. 21-year-old Chantel Ben was booked on the charge of hindering prosecution.

Suspects arrested after stabbing at Deer Valley park
Eldon Sandoval (left) and Maurice James (middle) were booked on 2nd-degree murder charges. Chantel Ben (right) was booked on the charge of hindering prosecution.

The investigation is ongoing.

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