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Farmington police arrest suspect in stabbing death of a man

June 2, 2019

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington have identified the victim in a homicide case along with the suspect who’s now in custody.

Police say officers were dispatched to an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m. Sunday about a stabbing.

Officers arrived and found 30-year-old Antonio Coochwikvia outside the complex with an apparent stab wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they were quickly able to identify 20-year-old Eagles Kassanavoid of Farmington as a suspect.

He was located several hours later at a west Farmington residence and arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

Police didn’t immediately release a possible motive for the stabbing.

Kassanavoid has been booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on suspicion of murder, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet.

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