Argument Leads to Stabbing in Utica, Suspect Arrested

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UTICA, NY – An argument on the street in Utica turned into a stabbing early in June and two weeks later, police captured the man responsible for the attack.

According to police, on June 4th, Utica police officers were dispatched to St. Elizabeth Medical Center regarding a walk-in stabbing victim.

“Upon arrival they were met by the victim who stated that a male whom he was familiar with had approached him on the 800 block of Mohawk St and began an argument with him,” police reported. “During the course of the argument the suspect drew a pocket knife and stabbed the victim in the stomach and then subsequently fled the scene.”

Police said during their investigation which included speaking with the victim, the officers obtained surveillance video and spoke with on-scene witnesses.

“After confirming the identity of the suspect with all means, the case was assigned to an investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division,” the Utica Police Department reported. “On June 24th, 2022 members of NYS Parole located the suspect, Ray Colon-Ortiz age 35, and arrested him on charges related to this case.”

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