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Police arrest suspect in fatal southwest Denver stabbing

The incident took place Friday night in the area of South Federal Boulevard and West Iowa Avenue, according to DPD.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) has arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing Friday night outside a Mexican restaurant at South Federal Boulevard and West Iowa Avenue.

Legacy Amin, 41, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the incident about 9:30 p.m. Friday, when Denver Police officers responded to a report of a stabbing and found a man with multiple stab wounds.

The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, according to the affidavit in the case. He has been identified as Joshua Evans, 35, by the Denver Medical Examiner's Office.

Witnesses told police that before the stabbing, they saw two men fighting each other outside a Mexican restaurant at 1597 South Federal Blvd., according to the affidavit in the case.

The witnesses then left the scene, before returning to find a man lying on the ground and not moving, according to the affidavit. One of the witnesses flagged down DPD officers in the parking lot of the restaurant.

The officers found a man nearby who matched the description of the suspect given by the witnesses. The man, who was Amin, had a sheath on his belt that fit with a knife recovered at the scene of the stabbing. The man had a laceration on his neck, according to the affidavit.

Amin was treated at a hospital for the laceration and then booked into the jail on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with additional information about the case can contact contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers   

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting 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 are 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. 

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