Stabbing Incident Becomes First Mesa Homicide of 2008
January 23, 2008
January 16, 2008, Mesa Police responded to the area of 1440 S.
Val Vista reference a possible stabbing incident. Mesa Police
discovered victim, David Frank, with a single stab wound to his
upper abdomen/lower chest area. Frank was immediately
transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced
According to a male witness, David Frank was in a vehicle with a
Hispanic male on January 16 attempting to purchase heroin from
the Hispanic male. Frank then demanded his money back from the
male. There was a brief struggle and the witness stated the
Hispanic male took out a knife. The witness and Frank exited the
vehicle and Frank advised the witness that he had been stabbed.
Mesa Police investigators worked actively on the case and
located suspect Gustavo Zamora Huizar, 24, at a residence in
Phoenix. Huizar granted consent for Mesa Police to search his
bedroom where two handguns, $8,000 in cash and several knives
The male witness positively identified Huizar as the male who
Mesa Police booked Gustavo Zamora Huizar (seen in photo) for one
count of Second Degree Murder on January 22, 2008.