Flagstaff PD investigating homicide near Santa Fe Shopping Center

March 29th, 2019 at 4:41 PM

From Flagstaff Police:

Flagstaff, Ariz.– (March 29th, 2019) On 03/29/2019 at approximately 2:56 p.m. the Flagstaff Police Department responded to the wooded area north of 3480 E. Route 66 regarding a stabbing victim on the property.

Officers arrived and located the victim and observed multiple stab wounds on the victim’s body. Personnel from the Sacred Peaks provided medical assistance until medical personnel arrived treated the victim. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

Investigators spoke with witnesses who reported the suspect engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim in a wooded area. The verbal altercation continued, culminating in the suspect stabbing the victim multiple times. The suspect remained on scene and was taken into custody. He is identified as Phelan Connally, 27, of Flagstaff, Arizona. Criminal charges are pending. There were no other known victims or outstanding suspects at this time. The northwest area of the Park Santa Fe Shopping Center remains closed while the Criminal Investigation is ongoing.

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