Gym trainer Akmal Khozhiev has been arrested for Sunday’s fatal stabbing incident at the Poinciana Apartments in Tamuning.
According to Major Antone Aguon of the Department of Corrections, Khozhiev is being held on suspicion of aggravated murder, 3 counts of aggravated assault as a 2nd-degree felony, use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, strangulation, felonious restraint, 2 counts of assault, and 2 counts of family violence in connection with Sunday’s deadly stabbing incident.
According to Guam Police Department acting PIO Lieutenant Michael Aguon, when officers arrived on the scene, they found a lifeless male individual.
The victim was identified to be Dr. Miran Ribati, a radiologist at the Guam Memorial Hospital.
Khozhiev, along with the victim, both attended the same gym, Steel Athletics Guam.
According to Steel Athletics Owner JJ and Francesca Ambros, Khozhiev was a trainer at the gym until he was terminated three months ago, due to threats to staff and customers
Although the incident was identified as a stabbing, within DOC’s daily confinement listing document, the word gun was used. However, as of newstime, there is no confirmation on whether a firearm was used during the incident.
In the viral video that circulated among group chats, Khozhiev had what looked to be blood on his hands during his arrest.