Officers from the El Mirage Police Department (EMPD) responded to a report of a dog attack on November 7 at 2:36 p.m. in the alley south of West Well Street between North Alto Street and North El Mirage Road.
Officers responded right away until the El Mirage Fire Department arrived after learning the victim had been stabbed many times.
The victim, a 52-year-old man, died as a result of his injuries after being taken in serious condition to a nearby hospital.
Abel Aguirre, 38, of El Mirage, was named as the suspect following an investigation conducted by EMPD investigators and the Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET). Aguirre was apprehended at 6:50 p.m. after a thorough search of El Mirage and the surrounding region.
Aguirre was detained on suspicion of murder, severe assault, and other offenses.