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Denver Rescue Mission worker stabbed to death outside shelter

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the 30-year-old man's death.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is investigating the stabbing death of a Denver Rescue Mission worker.

DPD tweeted just after 9 p.m. Saturday that they were investigating a stabbing in the 4600 block of East 48th Avenue.

They said a man had been taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Sunday morning, police said the man had died. The Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Fabian Olguin.

Police said Sunday afternoon that 22-year-old Christopher Christian, who had stayed at the shelter, had been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing. 

According to the arrest affidavit, Christian had been asked to leave the shelter the night before after getting into a fight with another resident.

The affidavit said Olguin worked at the shelter.

The Denver Department of Housing Stability (DDHS) said in a statement that they were "deeply saddened" and that they "stand stand ready to support our provider partners at Denver Rescue Mission." 

"Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and colleagues – in this shelter and others – who are grappling with the aftermath of this senseless violence and the loss of a loved one," DDHS said. 

On Monday, the Denver Rescue Mission put out a statement about the stabbing.

"Saturday evening one of our beloved staff members was fatally stabbed outside of our 48th Avenue Center," said Brad Meuli, Denver Rescue Mission President and CEO. "Our hearts are broken, and our prayers go out to the family of this deceased member of our team. A tragic and senseless death like this has been extremely hard for our community and our team at Denver Rescue Mission. We are thankful for all of the ongoing support of prayer and encouragement from the community for the family who has lost a loved one and our Mission staff who are grieving during this time."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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