Mile High Murder, No. 33: Rueben Payan-Sigala looks shocked to be busted regarding a homicide at 3240 W. Alameda

This is one of those a-picture's-worth-a-thousand-words moments. Which is nice, because I'll be able to cut back on typing.

According to the Denver Police Department, officers responded to an August 9 report of a stabbing at 3240 W. Alameda. A wounded man found there later died of his injuries -- and the following day, cops arrested 28-year-old Rueben Payan-Sigala for investigation of first-degree murder. He doesn't look happy about it.

Look below to see the area where the crime took place (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map") as well as the official DPD release.

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Denver Police Department press release:

On August 9, 2009, members of the Denver Police Department responded to the location of 3420 W Alameda Avenue on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 42-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the chest. Paramedics transported the victim to the Denver Health Medical Center where the victim later died as a result of his injuries.

On August 10, 2009, Denver Police officers located and arrested Rueben Payan-Sigala, (28) for investigation of Murder in the First Degree in relation to this homicide.

Detectives will present this case to the Denver District Attorney for consideration of formal charges. Cause of death is pending to completion of the autopsy by the Denver Coroner's Office.

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