Deputies Investigating Pear Park Stabbing

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says a man is recovering at the hospital tonight after being stabbed multiple times during a fight in a Pear Park neighborhood.

Officials say just after 7:30 Sunday night, deputies rushed to Eagle Wood Court off of 30 1/2 Road on reports that shots had been fired in the area. When they got there, they found a man in his 30s or 40s with serious injuries they now say were stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital in a personal car.

The incident shut down Eagle Wood Court for more than three hours Sunday night while deputies tried to piece together what happened. While they're not releasing many details about what led to the attack, officials say based on witness statements, it appears the victim was having a fight with someone or some people out in the street -- loud enough that it caught the attention of several neighbors.

Officials confirm deputies have taken a weapon from the scene, but won't say what it is. They say investigators are also trying to figure out if shell casings they found in the area are related to the incident.

Deputies interviewed multiple people Sunday night and Monday morning. Officials say although no has been detained or arrested, they believe the information they have collected will lead to developments within the next few days.

"It doesn't appear to be a random act of violence, or a home invasion or anything like that," said Heather Benjamin, spokesperson for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. "These people were known to each other and for whatever reason decided to have this altercation."

Officials are not releasing the name of the victim at this time, but say he remains in serious condition. They say investigators have had a chance to speak with him since the attack.

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