Suspect in fatal RTD bus stabbing appears in Denver County Court

Isaiah Moreno suspect in stabbing of Estevan Ruiz

DENVER - Denver police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the stabbing death of an RTD  bus passenger.

Isaiah Moreno was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to Denver Police.

Moreno appeared in Denver County Court Wednesday to be advised of the charge he faces. The defendant had close-cropped brown hair and a beard and wore a yellow jail uniform.  He is being held without bond in Denver Jail.

The stabbing happened on the number 16 RTD bus near Colfax Avenue and Federal Boulevard at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said. .

When officers arrived, they found Estevan Ruiz, 39, suffering from a stab wound to the neck. He was taken by ambulance to Denver Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said the stabbing is being investigated as a homicide. A spokesman from RTD said a full internal investigation into the matter will begin when a police report is released.

Denver Police are asking for more witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or  send a text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message.

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