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MCSO investigating fatal stabbing in New River


NEW RIVER – One man is dead of stabbing wounds after a deadly fight last weekend. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death.  

About 1 a.m. on July 26, MCSO officers answered an emergency call regarding an injured man at the Roadrunner Saloon.

“Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and discovered the male, later identified as Roman Fernandez Sr., was down in the parking lot,” noted MCSO Deputy Joaquin Enriquez. “Deputies immediately rendered first aid until relieved by the Daisy Mountain Fire Department.” Despite the efforts of the first responders, Fernandez died at the scene.

“It was later reported to Sheriff’s deputies that Roman had been in a fight located on the outside patio area of the bar and later found bleeding in the parking lot, where deputies found him,” Enriquez noted.

Homicide detectives are currently gathering evidence and investigating the stabbing.

“This case is being investigated as a homicide, and we do not have any suspects in custody as of yet,” Enriquez said.

Anyone with information on this case should call the MCSO Crime Stop line at (602) 876-1011.