Man arrested after after fatal stabbing in Castle Rock

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 18:31:18-04

DENVER — Police in Castle Rock are investigating a fatal stabbing attack that occurred Sunday evening. One person was arrested.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Jason Menton, is accused of stabbing a man to death behind a commercial building near the intersection of East Allen Street and Alexander Place around 9:30 p.m.

The victim was identified Tuesday as 37-year-old Joshua Schnell.

Officers quickly arrived on scene and were able to locate the suspect near the scene of the incident and he was taken into custody, police said in a statement.

Police said Schnell and Menton were not known to each other, and police are investigating a motive.

The formal filing of charges will be determined by the district attorney’s office.