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Victim identified in fatal New Year's Day stabbing in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 7:43 AM, Jan 02, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that happened on New Year's Day in downtown Colorado Springs.

Police said they responded to a building in the 400 block of E. Bijou St. around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 67-year-old Peter Walker.

Walker was taken to the hospital to be treated, but officers said he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

CSPD said 45-year-old John Winters was taken into custody for second degree murder charges.

Police said Walker's death is the first homicide in Colorado Springs this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department at (719) 444-7000.

If you'd like to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-7867.