Suspect arrested in connection with fatal overnight stabbing in Denver

Suspect arrested in connection with fatal overnight stabbing in Denver

A 36-year-old man is being held on suspicion of fatally stabbing another man in Denver Saturday night.

Dominic Valdez is being held for investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing, according to a statement from Denver police.

The incident happened in the 2100 block of South Xavier Street, according to police. Valdez is suspected of stabbing the man, who has not been identified, during a “disturbance that escalated.”

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died. Police spokesman Jay Casillas said the suspect and victim were not strangers.

“They were known to each other,” he said.

He was not immediately able to provide additional details.

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