Victim stabbed to death at Pheonix soup kitchen, suspect arrested

Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, MEGA

Aug. 5 2021, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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A Phoenix man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed and killed a victim while both were at a cafeteria of a St. Vincent de Paul facility, a local nonprofit.

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Phoenix police responded to a call about a man being stabbed and arrested Charles Patrick Soliz, 32, on Aug. 3, AZ Family reported.

Investigators believe Soliz stabbed a 46-year-old man in the torso and forearm, according to AZ Family. The name of the victim has not been released.

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The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, AZ Family reported.

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Police say surveillance video showed Soliz approach a victim as he walked out of the building. Soliz then stabbed him several times, according to AZ Family.


The victim repeatedly tried to go back into the building, but Soliz continued to stab him, police say.

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When the victim tried to stand up, Soliz stabbed him in “a second wave of attacks,” according to court documents obtained by AZ Family.

Witnesses, who tried to help the victim after the attack, told police Soliz had blood on his hands, clothes and arms, according to AZ Family.

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Authorities say Soliz admitted to stabbing the victim with his knife, AZ Family reported.

“Charles had no remorse for his actions and referred to his actions as enforcing justice,” police wrote in a probable cause for arrest statement obtained by AZ Family. “Charles characterized the result of his killing the victim as absolute justice.

Soliz was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, AZ Family reported.


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