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Greeley stabbing suspect arrested in Loveland

Jonathan Islas, 22, was wanted in connection to the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man earlier this week.
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GREELEY, Colo. — A 22-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man earlier this week in Greeley has been arrested, according to a Facebook post from the Greeley Police Department (GPD).

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was stabbed to death on Nov. 30 and GPD said the next day that they were looking for Jonathan Islas in connection with the homicide.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, GPD officers were called to a stabbing in progress at an apartment in the 900 block of 52nd Avenue Court. 

While officers were responding to the stabbing they were told the suspect, Islas, had run from the apartment. A reverse 911 message was sent out asking residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and lock their doors, GPD said.

When officers arrived they found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds, police said. The man was rushed to the hospital by EMS, but he later died, police said. The victim's identity will be released at a later time by the Weld County Coroner's Office.

GPD said they obtained an arrest warrant for Islas on suspicion of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. In an update early Thursday morning, GPD said that Islas had been taken into custody in Loveland without incident.

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Jonathan Islas

Detectives are asking people in the area who may have information on the homicide or surveillance footage of the incident to contact Det. Onderlinde at 970-250-9676.

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