Friends describe stabbing victim as kind, helpful

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Police said Blake Brown stabbed his father in the head on Monday and then fled to Phoenix where he was later found.

The victim is 62 year old Bruce Brown. We have learned he is the golf operations manager at Desert Hills Golf Course and has helped out with junior golf clinics.

After the incident, Bruce was flown to a hospital in Phoenix with life threatening injuries. Officials have not released an update on his condition.

Dennis Lunde, a friend of Bruce Brown, said, “We were just in complete shock. People who did not know him couldn’t help but take up on his kindness and his professional aptitude. You just can’t say enough about Bruce.”

Police said Blake Brown he will be extradited back to Yuma on charges of aggravated assault no word on when that could happen.

Several sources we spoke with Wednesday said Blake may suffer from a mental illness.

Desert Hills has cancelled several events in light of this tragedy.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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