9NEWS is gathering new information about the history of the man accused of stabbing another man near Torchy’s Tacos on 11th and Broadway in Denver on Tuesday night.
Christian Gulzow is in the Denver County Jail, held on suspicion of first-degree murder. He denied a request to speak to 9NEWS about his side of the story.
Police released a mug shot Wednesday. The white makeup witnesses told police Galzow was wearing at the time of the crime was gone when the mug shot was taken by Denver Sheriff’s deputies.
Gulzow faces charges in the death of 29-year-old Brian Lucero, who police say was in an argument with Gulzow before the stabbing.
According to police, witnesses said Gulzow started threatening the victim and swinging at him with gloves that contained claws, forcing the victim to fight back.
The two were seen going north near an alley and eventually made their way to the parking lot of Torchy’s where the Lucero collapsed and was later pronounced dead.
Gulzow was later picked up by police near West Alameda Avenue and Lipan Street with his clothes covered in blood.
Investigators say Gulzow told them the two men both fell during their argument, and the victim may have been jabbed by his claw glove or spikes on his wrist bracelets.
9NEWS went to Gulzow’s home Wednesday. A woman confirmed Gulzow does live at that location but she refused to comment or answer any questions.
Today we learned more about Gulzow’s criminal past.
In 2000 he pleaded guilty to assault in a domestic violence incident with his wife in Lakewood. The two divorced in 2008. In that case, Gulzow and his wife had been arguing over custody issues with her children. He allegedly broke a door and shoved her into the wall.
At the time, police described Gulzow as “very uncooperative” and made statements about “hating pigs” (referring to police), along with women.
In 2008 he pleaded guilty to reckless use of a gun in Clear Creek County. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of menacing in 2012, a class three misdemeanor.