Denver police: Teen found in his bedroom covered in blood after alleged 'unprovoked' stabbing spree

Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 15:13:15-04

DENVER — A violent and bloody scene greeted responding officers as they entered a home in Denver's Westwood neighborhood Sunday night, according to a probable cause statement obtained by Denver7 Monday.

A 19-year-old man allegedly used a kitchen knife and stabbed three people — two men and a woman ages 53, 54, and 23 or 24 — in an "unprovoked" spree inside a home in the 600 block of South Newton Street, the documents state.

The victims were transported to Denver Health with severe bodily injuries. Their current conditions are not known. The relationship between the suspect and the victims was not disclosed in the heavily-redacted documents.

The suspect, Christian Garcia, was found by arriving officers around 9:40 p.m. inside his bedroom "sitting in a chair, and [he] was covered in blood," the redacted statement read.

One of the male victims told police that Garcia produced a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the chest when he entered the suspect's bedroom to check on the teen, the statement read.

Hearing the commotion in Garcia's bedroom, the female victim entered Garcia's bedroom and was stabbed five times, police wrote in the probable cause statement.

Garcia then stabbed the third male victim twice as the victim opened his bedroom door to investigate the commotion, the document states.

One of the victims told police that the attack "was unprovoked, and no prior argument or altercation had occurred between the suspect and victims."

Garcia was transported to Denver Health shortly after the incident. He is being held on investigation of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.