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Man accused of stabbing 2 women, hitting worker in head with rock

One woman was killed and another injured in the stabbing. Another person was assaulted nearby, and officers arrested a suspect, police said.

DENVER — A suspect arrested on suspicion of stabbing two women – killing one of them – on Wednesday in southeast Denver was violating a restraining order when he went into the apartment where the stabbing occurred, according to the Denver Police probable cause (PC) statement in the case.

At 7:48 a.m., a woman at the apartment building in the 10100 block of East Harvard Avenue called 911 to report that the suspect, Matthew Omara, 37, was there in violation of a restraining order, the PC statement says.

About 20 minutes later, the woman called 911 again and said Omara was armed with a knife and was making threats. Denver Police officers arrived on scene three minutes later, the statement says.

The officers found a woman in a hallway, later identified as 20-year-old Taylor Trevino, suffering from an injury to her neck. When they entered the apartment, they found another victim on the floor of the living room.

Despite paramedics' life-saving efforts, Trevino died from her injuries. The other woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the PC statement says. That woman has not been identified.

Around 8:17 a.m., someone called 911 from 2570 S. Dayton Way – nearby to the apartment on Harvard Avenue – to report that a man was attacking workers outside a building.

The man had asked one of the workers whether a van parked in front of the building was his, then punched him in the face and hit him in the head with a rock. Other workers restrained the man until officers arrived, the PC statement says.

Omara was being held in the Denver jail on suspicion of:

  • First-degree murder
  • First-degree attempted murder
  • First-degree assault
  • Second-degree assault

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the deceased victim after notification of the next of kin.

Credit: KUSA
Police investigate an assault Wednesday near 2500 S. Dayton Way in Denver that happened minutes after a double stabbing nearby.

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