A suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a CU student over the weekend.
The arrest of Leo Beitz, 19, of Illinois for first-degree assault was made public by a Boulder police press release on the morning of Tuesday morning.
The stabbing occurred at about 3.a.m. on Oct. 3, according to Boulder Police Spokeswoman Sarah Huntley and an earlier press release. Police were called by hospital staff who were treating the victim. Officers arrived at a house in the 1100 block of Lincoln Place and found several men inside, one of them Beitz.
According to the first press release, Beitz had already been booked in to jail on charges of assault on a peace officer and obstruction for fighting with police when they questioned him.
“He was head-butting the police officer in the face, and when they tousled the police officer also hit his elbow on a doorframe,” Huntley said of Beitz on Saturday.
Details on what caused the conflict are unavailable.
“They found some other evidence at the scene, which we can’t release, but we determined that that was a likely possibility for where the crime occurred,” Huntley said.
Despite conflicting accounts given by Beitz and other witnesses, the press release from Tuesday said, “Based on the investigation, however, detectives determined that Beitz was responsible for the victim’s injuries.”
Huntley stated that Beitz is not a CU student. She would not release the name of the victim, who was uncooperative with officers, but said that he is a 21-year-old CU student.
According to the Oct. 6 press release, he is expected to recover from his wounds.
Stay tuned to the CUIndependent.com as updates become available.
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