SALT LAKE CITY – A man was fatally stabbed in a fight in downtown Salt Lake City early Saturday morning.
Salt Lake City Police have identified the victim as Joaquin Gonzalez, 33, of Chicago.
Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Robin Heiden says that Gonzalez and a woman were either getting in or out of their car near 100 South and 500 West, which is located just west of the Gateway in Salt Lake City, at around 1:20 a.m. Saturday.
The pair was approached by two men, and a fight broke out between the victim and two suspects, and at some point during that fight, Gonzalez was fatally stabbed. The suspects then headed southbound on 500 West.
Heiden says it’s unclear why the fight started and whether the victims and suspects had some sort of prior relationship.