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.