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Date: 9/9/2012
Time: 12;30 p.m.

Altercation results in fatal stabbing of man

The Arlington Police Department is investigating the fatal stabbing of a man outside a restaurant/bar early this morning. Offices responded to a stabbing call in the 600 block of East Main Street at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2012. They arrived and learned that a couple of groups had been involved in an altercation that spilled into the parking lot. A man in his 20s was stabbed and driven by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. He died from his injuries at around 8 a.m.

The name of the deceased victim will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, once next of kin has been notified and he has been officially identified. At this point in the investigation, detectives are speaking with witnesses, canvassing the area and trying to determine what led to this incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Arlington Police Detective Caleb Blank at (817) 459-5735, or Crime Stoppers at (817) 469-TIPS (8477) to submit an anonymous tip. Through Crime Stoppers, tipsters could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

This is the 13th homicide in Arlington this year.

Report# 120053503

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Duc Thinh Pham PICTURE
Murder suspect

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1/7/2014 Suspect arrested in 2012 fatal stabbing outside bar
The Arlington Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal stabbing of Yong Nammeechai, a 25-year-old Arlington man, after he and a group of friends left a bar in September 2012. Duc Thinh Pham, 19, was arrested this afternoon by the Arlington Police Department’s Fugitives Unit with cooperation from the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. Pham’s mugshot is included with this message.

On September 9, 2012, Mr. Nammeechai was with a group of friends who became involved in a physical altercation in the 600 block of East Main Street. During that fight, Mr. Nammeechai was stabbed and later died from his injuries. After conducting multiple interviews with witnesses and comparing evidence collected, detectives identified Pham as the suspect. He remains in the Arlington City Jail facing a charge of Murder with bail set at $150,000