The stabbing death of 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a Phoenix-area convenience store has prompted calls for a hate crime investigation.

Al-Amin was standing by the soda machines in a Peoria, Arizona, Circle K early Thursday when a man whom police have identified as Michael Paul Adams, 27, walked up behind him and stabbed him in the neck, according to a probable cause statement obtained by CNN affiliate KPHO/KTVK.

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