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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:26 am | Updated: 1:35 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Chandler had its first homicide of the year Friday when an 18-year-old man was stabbed.

Police detectives arrested Tempe man Sixto Balbuena, 20, although no decision has been made on whether to seek charges of first- or second-degree murder.

Sixto Balbuena

The victim's name was not released Friday because detectives were still trying to find relatives to notify them, said Sgt. Joe Favazzo, Chandler police spokesman.

Police received a 911 call about 2:40 a.m. from a home in the 2500 block of West Ironwood Drive.

Officers who responded found a man with knife wounds.

The man was taken to a hospital where he died, Favazzo said.

Balbuena, who is in the military, was in the house with a woman, and they were taken in for questioning.

Favazzo said detectives are still trying to piece together the events, but they have gathered enough evidence to arrest Balbuena.

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