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Second suspect arrested in fatal SLC stabbing

Posted at 2:59 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 22:19:18-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police have announced the arrest of another suspect in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy.

Police say 28-year-old Nicolas Nazario Espana was involved in the death of Marcelino Johnson, who was stabbed during an argument near Kensington Ave. and State St. around 1:00 a.m. Monday.

Salt Lake City Police Detective Robert Ungricht said the argument began on 1300 South, then spilled out onto Kensington Avenue.

Marcelino Johnson, victim of fatal stabbing in Salt Lake City.

Thanks to surveillance footage and witness statements, Det. Ungricht said they identified two suspects.

On Tuesday night, police arrested 28-year old Enrique Deloza in connection with the stabbing.

He said they found Espana in Salt Lake City and took him into custody on Wednesday. Both face a charge of criminal homicide.

"We don't know all the details of what all transpired, between the two groups-- how they knew each other, if they knew each other," Det. Ungricht said. "These are all going to be things that are part of our investigation as we go forward from here."

He said Espana and Deloza appear to be the only suspects in Johnson's death.