Stabbing Suspect Arrested for Suspicion of Killing a Roommate
Recently, a man had been arrested by the police after he found his roommate who was involved in a stabbing to his death in a Phoenix Apartment. According to the authorities, the officers had to respond to a call at a restaurant near 19th and Northern Avenues around eight thirty in the morning. The workers claimed a male had not paid his bill.
When the officer arrived to the scene, they found a twenty three year old, Mykel Cooper. He did eat, however he had no money for his meal.
Police thought Cooper’s behavior was different, leading the officers to think that he had some type of mental health issues. The officers paid for Cooper’s bill and tip, with their personal money and then too the suspect to a nearby mental health facility. The police then turned him over to the mental health staff.
Police Get a Confession from Stabbing Suspect
While Cooper was at the mental health facility, he told the staff he had done something bad to his roommate. The staff then quickly called the police to fill them in.
Police went to the apartment around 9:25 in the morning. That is where they found twenty-nine year old, Steven Horkovy. Police believe the young man was stabbed to death.
Police said that the homicide investigators were able to find out that Cooper had actually stabbed and kill his roommate, Horkovy the day before.
Police say that Cooper’s neighbors were sad, however they didn’t act too surprised.
Neighbor, Aaron Upson’s Statment
They both argued a lot. They didn’t get along.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson’s Statement:
There are many times as police officers that we don’t find out the rest of the story, so to speak, until later down the road.
Cooper was taken into the custody of the police while an interview was going on. During that interview he admitted his crime to the police.
Cooper is now in the Maricopa County Jail with one first degree murder count. He’s held on One Million Dollar bond.
Stabbing in Point Loma Heights
According to the San Diego police, three people were involved in a stabbing in the Point Loma Heights area. This was after multiple suspect broke into an apartment.
The police stated that the suspects that entered the apartment in the 3800 block of Midway Drive just a little bit before, two:thirty in the morning. There were three men, all in their twenties, aging 20, 22, and 29. They were stabbed according to the news bulletin from the San Diego Police Department.
According to the report, the twenty-nine year old man suffered from serious stab wounds. The wounds were in his head and his back. The twenty-two year old sustained only minor stab wounds on his back. The youngest out of the three men, the twenty year old, received minor wounds to his right arm.
Police have no description of the suspects.
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