Scottsdale Police on Wednesday arrested two suspects in the stabbing death of former Arizona State football player Tyrice Thompson.
Ian MacDonald, 26, of Tempe was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, and and Samantha B. King, 22, of Gilbert was arrested on suspicion of assault and hindering prosecution. According to a police report, King is MacDonald's girlfriend. MacDonald was previously arrested but released for lack of evidence.
Thompson, 27, who played receiver and tight end for ASU from 2003 to 2007, was working as a bouncer at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale on Jan. 27 when a fight broke out around 1 a.m. In the melee, Thompson suffered five stab wounds from which he died the following Saturday.
Police could not initially determine who stabbed Thompson or find a knife at the scene but arrested MacDonald the Tuesday following the incident. Further investigation led police back to MacDonald. Interviews with club employees and witnesses determined MacDonald and King eng...