Crime

Mile High Murder, No. 14: Fatal stabbing on West 46th Avenue


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An early morning fight resulted in the death of a man found at 1232 West 46th Avenue, a locale captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The Denver Police Department has a description of a possible suspect, but neither he nor the victim has been identified at this writing. Read the official account below:

On June 9, 2009 at approximately 12:36 .a.m., Denver Police received a call about an injured man at 1232 West 46th Avenue. When Officers arrived they found a man with serious injuries. He was transported to Denver Health Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Through the investigation, it was learned that the victim was seen engaged in an altercation with a short, heavy, Hispanic male, with black hair and wearing a red and white sports jersey. The suspect fled the scene on foot eastbound toward Lipan Street. The victim suffered what appeared to be numerous stab wounds to the upper torso in the fight. This case is being investigated as a homicide. The victim's identity and exact cause of death are pending the Coroners' report. Anyone with information about this incident asked to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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