AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have released the identity of a suspect in a stabbing they say couldn’t feel the effects of a stun gun.

Police believe Anthony Ortiz, 35, the suspect in an early Tuesday morning stabbing in Aurora, was on some type of drugs and wasn’t affected when officers tried to use a stun gun to control him.

The home where the stabbing occurred (credit: CBS)

The home where the stabbing occurred (credit: CBS)

The crime happened at a home at 669 South Oswego Street, near East Exposition Avenue. Police responded to a report of a fight between three roommates at the address.

When officers arrived they said they found two victims with stab wounds and the suspect still carrying a knife.

“Officers confronted the suspect and attempted to Taser him when he failed to follow commands,” Aurora police wrote in a prepared statement. “The Taser had no effect.”

Police say they eventually were able to get the suspect in custody. They said he sustained minor injuries in the process of being arrested.

Ortiz faces the following charges:

  • Attempt First Degree Murder
  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Assault in the Second Degree
  • Menacing
  • Assault in the Third Degree
  • Resisting Arrest


His bond has been set at $50,000.

The name of the others involved hasn’t been released.


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