Victim in stabbing death inside Denver parking garage ID’d as security guard

DENVER -- The victim in a downtown Denver parking garage has been identified as a security guard.

The Denver Police Department arrested 33-year-old Caleb Schroeder on Friday night in connection to the crime. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Scott Tice.

Tice was employed by Allied Universal Security. He was working the overnight shift in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts garage near 13th and Arapahoe streets.

Police said Schroeder stabbed the security guard with a pocket knife about 5 a.m. Friday then robbed him.

Police said Tice was stabbed in the neck and his work-issued cellphone was stolen.

Officers combed through hours of surveillance video from the garage, then identified Schroeder as a person of interest.

According to sa probable cause affidavit Schroeder was captured on camera going in and out of the garage at the time of the alleged homicide.

Just before 6 p.m. Friday, police said Tice’s cellphone pinged in the area of Colfax Avenue and Chambers Road in Aurora.

Detectives noticed a man fitting the suspect description. He was walking just a few feet from the Aurora police substation on East Montview Boulevard.

When police approached, they said they found blood on Schroeder’s shirt as well as a bloody pocket knife.

According to the affidavit, Schroeder was found to have an Allied security badge pinned to the strap of his backpack.

Angela Burrell, a spokeswoman with Allied Universal, confirmed Tice was an employee of the company. She would not say how long Tice was employed with the company.

Schroeder is being held without bond.

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