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Juvenile charged as adult in connection with fatal stabbing of 55-year-old man

Denver District Attorney charged 16-year-old, Joe Anthony Juarez-Brambila as an adult for the murder of Ramon Perez.
Credit: Denver District Attorney's Office

DENVER — Denver District Attorney, Beth McCann announced on Thursday that 16-year-old Anthony Juarez-Brambila was charged as an adult for the stabbing of a man.

Ramon Perez,55, was found behind a Los Mangos Mexican Restaurant at 920 S. Federal Blvd. around 8:24 p.m. on May 9. That's between West Kentucky Avenue and Tennessee Avenue in southwest Denver.

Perez was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries, according to police.

Police conducted interviews with witnesses but were not able to identify a suspect with that information, according to the arrest affidavit.

On May 18, police responded to a family disturbance at a home on South Eliot Street where a juvenile was threatening to run away from a home with Juarez-Brambila, according to the document.

Police interviewed the juvenile and Juarez-Brambila and both agreed to stay home, while police took Juarez-Brambila back to his home, the affidavit says.

On May 20, officer Aaron Lopez of the Denver Police Department (DPD) returned to the home on South Eliot Street to talk to the juvenile who may have witnessed the murder of Perez, according to the affidavit.

During the interview, the juvenile said he saw Juarez-Brambila enter the alley between Federal Boulevard and Eliot Street and stab Perez, according to the affidavit.

The witness told police that on the night of May 9, Perez approached him, Juarez-Brambila and his girlfriend asking them about getting girls, the affidavit says.

The witness told officer Lopez, Perez mentioned that he liked Jurarez-Brambila's girlfriend and that "Joe was offended", according to the affidavit.

Juarez-Brambila told the witness that he would be right back and was seen running after Perez in the alley, the affidavit says.

The witness saw Juarez-Brambila stab the victim multiple times, according to the affidavit.

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