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8/5/2014 1:35:00 PM
Cottonwood stabbing victim identified
Teen claims self-defense
Christian O. Lucas
Christian O. Lucas

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter


COTTONWOOD -- A 29-year-old man killed just before 11 p.m. Sunday has been identified as Christian O. Lucas of Cottonwood.

Lucas was stabbed during a fight near the intersection of Mingus Avenue and 14th Street. Police found him lying on the side of the road with a puncture wound to his chest.

A passerby was attempting CPR but police said he already had no apparent pulse. Lucas was transferred to Verde Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, police reported Lucas became angry when he believed that a woman walking down Mingus Avenue had stolen his puppy. Lucas reportedly ran toward the woman with a large hunting knife in his hand and confronted her about the puppy.

An 18-year-old man, who knew the woman had been given the puppy by another person, ran to the her aid because Lucas was so aggressive.

Witnesses, including the woman, said Lucas turned and struck the 18-year-old in the face, causing his eye to swell. When the younger man began to fight back, Lucas reportedly attempted to stab the 18-year-old with his hunting knife. The teen pulled a smaller folding knife from his back pocket and when Lucas tried to stab him a second time, he used the smaller knife to stab Lucas in the chest.

According to reports, Lucas attempted to stab the younger man a third time but the 18-year-old turned and ran. Lucas stumbled a few feet to the side of the road where he collapsed.

"The investigation is ongoing, however this appears it could be a case of self-defense," said Detective Sgt. Tod Moore. "We are still following up on numerous leads, but once complete the case will be forwarded to the Yavapai County Attorney's Office for review."



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