Police ID suspect in Wheat Ridge stabbing

Nate Vernon Fischer, 25, is being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing, police said (Photo: Wheat Ridge Police).

Nate Vernon Fischer, 25, is being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing, police said (Photo: Wheat Ridge Police).

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – Police have identified a suspect in the case of a What Ridge man who was found stabbed to death by his roommate this weekend.

Nate Vernon Fischer, 25, is being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing, said Lt. Wade Hammond of the Wheat Ridge Police Department.

Investigators have not yet released the name of the victim, but Hammond said he was found in the back yard of a house in the 4600 block of Miller Street around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim’s roommate told police he heard a dog barking in the backyard and when he went to check on the dog, he saw his roommate on the ground bleeding.

Fisher is being held in the Jefferson County Jail, Hammond said. Police plan to release more details in the stabbing later Monday afternoon, he added.