Is Steven Perez, fatal stabbing victim, North Side Mafia gang member "Sly Dog"? (26)

The Denver coroner has ID'd the man stabbed to death late Sunday afternoon as Steven Perez, 38.

Additionally, a published report says Perez was a member of the North Side Mafia, the venerable Denver street gang at the center of a 2010 episode of the History Channel's Gangland series that caused controversy among local bangers and anti-gang activists alike. His alleged street name: "Sly Dog." Get more details on the crime that took Perez's life and see the complete episode below.

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