Richard Randy Passage, 43, of Tolleson, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Donny Perez Ruiz, 30, of Tolleson, police said.

Perez Ruiz’s body was found at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 9200 block of West Jefferson Street in Tolleson, according to police.

“It was reported that the two men were involved in a physical altercation,” said Obed Gaytan, a public information officer for the department.

Passage is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

A hearing is scheduled for July 29.

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