Police request the public's help in locating Argao Asars, 32, who is suspected of stabbing his brother to death on Monday. .
(photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing his brother to death on Monday in the town of Kfar Yona near Netanya in central Israel.
The body of the 18-year-old solider was found by his mother on Monday afternoon. Emergency medical services pronounced him dead on the scene.
The victim’s brother, Argao Asars, 32, was arrested by police in Netanya after a nearly four-hour manhunt.
Police arrived at the scene a bit after 2 p.m. and opened an investigation. Shortly after, they published a photograph of Asars and requested the public’s assistance in locating him. According to Channel 2, Asars, a resident of Kfar Yona, has a history of mental illness.
The conflict between the brothers reportedly arose after a family dispute, after which Asars fled the scene.
Magen David Adom paramedic Avi Malka arrived at the scene and found the teenager with severe chest wounds and no pulse. “He had no signs of life and in a short time we had to pronounce his death at the scene,” Malka said.
Residents who lived in the victim’s neighborhood expressed shock at the incident. “It’s hard to believe that anything like this can happen here,” a security guard at a nearby mall told the Hebrew daily Ma’ariv. “The poor boy lost his life. It’s simply a tragedy.”