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Denver police: Suspect in Thursday's fatal stabbing found with bloody knife

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 12:53:10-05

DENVER — The suspect in a stabbing Thursday night was arrested and is being held on investigation of first-degree murder after police found him with a bloody knife.

On Thursday around 4:12 p.m., Denver police officers responded to the 3600 block of W. Colfax Avenue after receiving a report of a stabbing in the area.

Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 60s with gray hair and a cane, according to court documents.

After an investigation, authorities determined that two men were arguing when the fight turned physical.

One man had a knife on him and stabbed the other man. He then fled northbound on N. Meade Street from W. Colfax Avenue.

Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the injured man, 49, to Denver Health. He died at the hospital. He has not been identified as of Friday morning.

Officers found Robert Barros Jr., 55, on the 1500 block of N. Meade Street. He matched the description witnesses provided, and police found a folding knife in his belt. They also noticed fresh blood on the knife and Barros’ hands, according to the court documents.

Three of the four witnesses positively identified Barros as the suspect who stabbed the other man.

Barros was arrested and is being held on investigation of first-degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.