Police: Facebook message led to stabbing death of Colo. Springs man

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police have confirmed that a fight that started on Facebook led a 39-year-old Colorado Springs man to be stabbed to death on Tuesday night.

The Gazette reported that 20-year-old Elton Lamar Johnson Jr. was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the stabbing.

According to court documents, Juan Carlos Lopez-Herrera was stabbed to death after he sent one of Johnson’s female friends a Facebook message calling her a derogatory name.

Johnson went to Lopez-Herrera’s home in the 8200 block of Camfield Circle to talk to him about the message, and told detectives that Lopez-Herrera “just snapped and started yelling at them to get off his property.”

Lopez told authorities that he stabbed Lopez-Herrera in self-defense after he said the victim pulled a knife on him during the argument.

Police arrived at the home just after midnight on Tuesday to find Lopez-Herrera dead near the front door of his house.

Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and is being held at the El Paso County jail on $50,000 bond.

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