Phoenix Tilted Kilt Employee Killed at Work

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An employee of the Tilted Kilt restaurant in Downtown Phoenix was killed at work this morning.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times the killing is apparently the result of a fight between two members of the kitchen staff.

There were six employees at the restaurant at CityScape, preparing the restaurant to open for the day, and the two men who ended up fighting were in an area away from the rest of the workers, Crump says.


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Police responded to the call of an injured person just before 9 a.m., and found the two people involved in the kitchen area, both of them with cuts or stabs.

One man was alert and talking -- and he was still hospitalized as of 1 p.m. today -- while the other was non-responsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither man's name has been released at this point, but Crump says they're both in their 20s.

There's no known motive right now, Crump says.

UPDATE 4:04 p.m.: Here's what we just received from Phoenix PD:
The suspect in this mornings stabbing has been identified as Javier Romero, a Hispanic male, 23 years of age. He is being booked this afternoon into the MCSO jail for one count of murder in the second degree and one count of aggravated assault on a police officer. Evidence and witness statements suggest that Romero attacked the victim this morning without provocation and then self inflicted the injuries he sustained.

The suspect was combative with our officers throughout the day including an attempt to disarm one of our officers at the hospital while he was being treated.

The victim has been identified as the Miguel (Mike) Angel Hernandez, 26 years of age. He worked at the restaurant since it opened about three years ago and his family has asked that you use the attached photo for any media coverage. The motive for the stabbing and the suspect's behavior is still unknown at this point.
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47 comments
ito21556
ito21556

Rip mike ill always remember.u bro

jstern33
jstern33

The fact that people are making jokes when a man who was married and had a daughter was murdered out of nowhere for no reason at all at a place of work, makes me absolutely sick.....think twice before you decide to make a comment or joke because if it was your family member or friend who got killed it would be so hard to read the things that ignorant people have posted here....

axel47982
axel47982

rest in peace mike. Arigato gozaimasu for everything mike-san

Michele Rhodes
Michele Rhodes

So sorry DarioyEstela Alvarez.... miss you guys.

Mari Jazmine Salgado
Mari Jazmine Salgado

The shit ppl say I swear news are lairs straight up fuck them there was no damn fucken fight!! Rest in paradise cuzin Mikey I love && miss youu

Peter DeRuvo
Peter DeRuvo

Crime of passion or money issue gone bad, defined by stupidity or lack if leadership in the building. I guess the profile test on this one failed! Titled idiots

Leah De Grandis
Leah De Grandis

Wow Denise! Racist much?! "We hear a Hispanic name and have to ask those questions." No you don't! You wouldn't be asking if he was legal if he were Asian or African American! This sort of closed mindedness is what really "saddens" me.

Denise Mason
Denise Mason

Suspect "Javier Romero"? Was he here legally? Did he have a record? Has he ever been deported? Many valley restaurants hire people that are in this country illegally- especially for kitchen staff. The biggest problem with this is that they may be taking a job from someone that is here legally, that person may even have a record-however, the person they hire illegally may have an even worse record but it won't come up because of false I.D. My condolences to the victims family but I would ask the same question about his legal standing in this country. Sadly, we hear a Hispanic name and have to ask those questions.-I don't like it but it's the truth.

ito21556
ito21556

This was my boy since high school how sad rip mike

Russell Hedrick
Russell Hedrick

Nothing like a good stabbing in the morning to get your guest ready fr a good meal....huh

Annabella Hooker
Annabella Hooker

Unsure why people have liked this post. Someone so young has died well before his time leaving his Parents and Family behind, this is awful and very sad indeed...

Christopher Ward
Christopher Ward

No time for piss-poor attempts for humor. This is horrible. :-(

Jeff Ramon
Jeff Ramon

We're they illegals? Maybe Arpaio set this up?

Dan Thompson
Dan Thompson

Don't hire ghetto ass employees! But we are talking about cooks at tilted kilt!

Ivan Valdez
Ivan Valdez

And this is why we can't have nice things.

Zac Green
Zac Green

Yah dude let's promote another bar on this post. Classy.

Jesus Ortiz
Jesus Ortiz

Thats why I go to TWIN PEAKS on 22nd st. & Camelback :)

Joe Birosak
Joe Birosak

...and every cop within a 100 mile radius came running upon getting the initial call.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Chelsa Murphy Slavin        Hey theire something wrong with your hair??????

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Russell Hedrick             okay that was off.... way off.....

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Catie Calhoun      Pretty sad ...what some people are saying on here  .about this young man..maybe you should go out in the street and get runned over by a car...or better yet a diesel truck ...'and then '  'Lets see what we say about you' huh....How do you like that?

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Catie Calhoun          Some people are stupid   until it happens to theire relatives or friends  they could care less...Society was has it come to.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Dan Thompson    FUCK YOU....THOSE GHETTO ASS KIDS WORKED THEIRE ASSES OFF.....PROBABLY MORE THEN WHAT I CAN SAY ABOUT YOU.... REBEL 

SCUM...

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Marco Cruz    Fuck you too bitch.....fuck all you hoes....

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