2 men stabbed, one fatally, at Lakewood’s Belmar Park within 7 hours

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Homicide investigation at Belmar Park in Lakewood on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (Photo: Lakewood Police Department)

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Two men were stabbed, one fatally, within seven hours at Belmar Park on Thursday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said.

Officers responded to the park near the Lakewood Heritage Center at 801 S. Yarrow St. just after midnight.

Police said two men were in the park when another man approached them and stabbed one of them several times before fleeing on foot.

One man, whose name and age weren't released, was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries are not known.

Police described the suspect as a white or Hispanic male with short black hair. He's about 18 years old, 6-foot and 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie with an emblem on the chest and black pants.

Then, just before 7 a.m., officers responded to a report from someone who was walking in the park and came across a deceased man at the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial in the park.

The man had several apparent stab wounds. His name and age weren't released. Police did not release any suspect information on the second stabbing.

Police said it's not known if the incidents are related. Anyone with information is asked to all police at 303-763-6800.

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