Man stabbed in LoDo argument may lose use of arm

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DENVER — A man who was stabbed during a late-night argument in LoDo may permanently lose the use of his left arm, his family said Thursday.

Dusten Fischer was out with coworkers about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Market Street, near several large bars, according to the Denver Police Department. An argument broke out with another group, and Fischer was stabbed multiple times, according to DPD.

Mario Lopez-Ramirez, 24, was arrested and charged with the attack. His associate, 23-year-old Francisco Herrera, also faces a charge of first degree assault. In the scuffle, police believe that Lopez-Ramirez also stabbed Herrera, possibly by accident.

Fischer remains in critical condition after undergoing hours of surgery to repair a lung and major artery, his family said in a statement Thursday. Doctors now fear he may never regain full use of his left arm, the family said.

Fischer’s girlfriend is pregnant, with the child expected within the month, according to the family.

A benefit fund has been established for anyone interested in helping the family.


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