El Centro police arrested 19-year-old Martin Gabriel Andrade for the death of 17-year-old Martin Garza.
"The witnesses to the event have been speaking with our detectives developed some leads and the suspect was poitively identified," El Centro Police Commander Jeff Mason said.
Mason says andrade is the sole suspect and was arrested in his home in Heber.
"Our detectives were able to recover some evidence that we think is tied directly to the stabbing because of the sensitive and nature of the evidence, I’m not authorized to go into what that is," Mason said.
Andrade has been in and out of jail for various crimes. He’s being held on $1 million bail and is charged with the murder of Garza.
According to police the two had attended a party over the weekend near 7th Street in El Centro and that’s where Garza was stabbed early Sunday morning.
Staff and students at Brawley Union High School where Garza was a student still sad over the tragedy.
"I attended the football games and I saw him he was a star player and more improtantly he was an outstanding kid," Brawley Union High School Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said.
She says a popular student that had a great attitude.
"Had a big heart and a smile for everybody. He was a positive kid who always saw a light at the end of tunnel," Danielian said.
The students and staff continue to mourn the death of Garza and there are counselors on hand to help out.