Update: Arrest Made in Fatal Farmington Stabbing

Eagles Kassanavoid was located several hours later at a residence in west Farmington and taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

From Farmington Police:

June 2, 2019

2:13pm Update:

Eagles Kassanavoid, 20 of Farmington, has been charged in connection with the death of 30-year-old Antonio Coochwikvia. Farmington police were dispatched around 3:29 this morning to an apartment complex located at 905 Walnut Dr. in reference to a stabbing. Officers arrived and found Coochwikvia outside the complex with an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Through investigation, officers were quickly able to identify Kassanavoid as the suspect. He was located several hours later at a residence in west Farmington and taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Kassanavoid was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on an open count of homicide, tampering with evidence and resisting and obstructing.

 

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmington Detective Tip Hotline at (505) 599-1068.

 

Original information from 11:09am:

A Farmington man has been taken into custody following a homicide that took place early this morning. Farmington police were dispatched around 3:29 a.m. to an apartment complex located at 905 Walnut Dr. in reference to a stabbing. Officers arrived and found a man outside the complex with an apparent stab wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Through investigation, officers were quickly able to identify a suspect. He was located several hours later at a residence in west Farmington and taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. This incident remains under investigation. Additional details will be released when they become available.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmington Police Department Detective Tip Hotline at 599-1068.

KSJE note:  The suspect's name has not been released by Farmington Police.

 

 

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