NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 19-year-old was arrested Sunday morning for his connection to a deadly stabbing that occurred inside an apartment in South Nashville. 

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said officers responded to a report of a stabbing at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 at an apartment complex located in the 1800 block of Lebanon Pike. 

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A witness allegedly told detectives that 19-year-old Santos Tiquiram and 48-year-old Alejandro Chama-Tum had an argument before the stabbing occurred. 

Santos Tiquiram mugshot
Santos Tiquiram (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Police said after the stabbing, Tiquiram and another man fled the area on foot. Chama-Tum was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Authorities reported Tiquiram was identified as the suspect, and was found by MNPD’s aviation unit in the woods behind the apartment complex where the stabbing occurred.

Tiquiram was taken into custody and allegedly confessed to stabbing Chama-Tum during an interview with detectives.

He was charged with criminal homicide and is being held in Metro Jail on a $500,000 bond, according to officials.