Rudy Jaramillo

Rudy Jaramillo, 30, faces second-degree murder charges for the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy.

Last week, Glendale Police arrested Rudy Jaramillo, 30, on charges of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old boy in November.

Police arrested Jaramillo Feb. 27 near 5100 W. Bethany Home Road, a few blocks from the murder scene.

Police were called to that area late the night of Nov. 8 for a disturbance.  There, Elijah Ochoa-Gamez was found bleeding profusely. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

Witnesses told police a fight involved three adult suspects and the boy. 

According to police, the three adults were all identified, located by detectives and interviewed. 

Jaramillo allegedly told detectives the altercation was over a stolen bicycle.

According to Jay O’Neil, a Glendale Police spokesman, Jaramillo “was confronting an adult male witness about the bicycle when they began physically fighting. The victim, Ochoa-Gamez attempted to intervene by placing Jaramillo in a ‘choke-hold.’

“Jaramillo stated he pulled out a knife from his pants pocket and reached back and ‘poked,’ the teen with the knife.”

Jaramillo faces second-degree murder charges.