Man fatally stabs brother during argument over dead dog

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LONGMONT, Colo. — Two brothers fighting over a dead dog led to a fatal stabbing Monday, the Longmont Police Department said.

It happened about 11:30 a.m. when police were called to respond to a suspicious situation in the 300 block of South Francis Street.

As they were en route, police were told the brothers were arguing over the dog, which had been stabbed earlier in the day.

During the argument, one of the men stabbed his brother.

Police said Daniel Lopez, 29, stabbed his brother 31-year-old brother at their shared home.

The stabbing victim was taken to Longmont United Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The dog was also found dead in an area near the home.

It’s unclear who stabbed the dog and why.

Daniel Lopez was arrested and a knife was found nearby. He was taken to Longs Peak Hospital to be treated for a dog bite.

The name of the victim has not been released. Charges are pending follow-up interviews .

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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