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Suspect arrested in stabbing death of Salt Lake City teen; police still seek person of interest

Posted at 10:10 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 09:21:46-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A man is facing a murder charge and police are looking for a person of interest Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Salt Lake City.

Enrique Deloza was arrested for criminal homicide Tuesday night following the death of Marcelino Johnson, who police say was stabbed during an argument in the area of Kensington Avenue and State Street early Monday.

While police know a series of altercations preceded the stabbing, it's unclear what sparked the initial confrontation.

Deloza was booked into jail and faces a charge of criminal homicide. The man was arrested Tuesday night in the area of 1050 South and Main Street after police identified him from surveillance footage captured by businesses in the area of the stabbing.

Police say that footage shows Deloza running from the scene along with several others. Officers are still reviewing that footage and hope to locate another person of interest who may have additional information about what happened.

Police say they know who that person of interest is, but they are not releasing a name at this time.

Friends of Johnson remembered him fondly Monday, saying he always stood for what was right.

Salt Lake City Police ask anyone with information about the altercation and stabbing to call them at 801-799-3000.