DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver believe a suspect was wearing clown makeup and used “claw gloves” in a deadly attack that left one man dead in Capitol Hill early Tuesday morning.

Officers rushed to the corner of 11th and Broadway about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday on reports of a stabbing. The man, described as a well-known transient in the neighborhood, was rushed to the hospital. He died a short time later.

The victim has been identified as Brian Lucero, 29.

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Witnessed told police that a fight broke out at the gas station located at 10th and Broadway and then moved to 11th and Broadway near Torchy’s Tacos.

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Officers hope a nearby HALO camera will help provide clues as to what happened.

Police detained Christian Gulzow, 36, who is being held for investigation of first-degree murder.

Witnesses told investigators he was wearing white clown makeup and what was described as “claw gloves,” gloves with blades at the base of each finger. Witnesses estimated the blades were 2-to-3 inches long.

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Witnesses said the suspect, Gulzow, took off on a scooter. Officers located a bloody knife in the bushes in the 900 block of Galapago. The suspect was located at West Alameda Avenue and Lipan Street, covered in blood.

Gulzow apparently told police Lucero stole his scooter.


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