DENVER (CBS4)– There are no suspects named and no one has been arrested in the deadly stabbing of a man leaving the Pub on Penn last week. Now police and the community are taking action.
Police haven’t released a motive for the attack on Ryan Haldeman. He had just left the bar near 13th and Pennsylvania in the Capitol Hill neighborhood when he was stabbed early Friday morning.
The stabbing happened just blocks from where a man was shot and killed in the street near the intersection of 11th and Lincoln early Sunday morning. Police did arrest a suspect in that case shortly after the shooting.
Police have added patrols and put out a crime alert. They’ve also called a community meeting.
“We had a tough weekend. We’re very concerned as a police family,” said Denver Police Commander Tony Lopez.
As commander of Denver Police Department District 6, Lopez is spearheading a meeting with concerned residents and neighborhood leaders at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pera Building at 1301 Pennsylvania Street. They’ll focus on the recent violence and how people can protect themselves.
“We’ll be talking about the work we’ve been doing in the community, providing some safety tips and asking the public’s help in coming forward with any information that they can help solve the murder,” said Lopez.
He said the tips have already been coming in. Those tips, coupled with more patrols, have already produced results.
“We have contacted 40 to 50 suspicious people that we’ve seen in the area while we’ve been doing our enhanced patrols,” said Lopez.
That includes eight arrests for illegal activity. They hope a few more tips will help lead them to Haldeman’s killer.