An arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing of a Denver Rescue Mission staff member

An employee of the shelter on 48th Street was stabbed after leaving his shift Saturday night.

A line of beds inside the Denver Rescue Mission's new shelter in Northeast Park Hill. June 30, 2021.

A line of beds inside the Denver Rescue Mission's new shelter in Northeast Park Hill. June 30, 2021.

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Rebecca Speiss.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Denver Rescue Mission employee Saturday night. The Denver Police Department tweeted the arrest had been made Sunday afternoon.

According to the arrest affidavit, Christopher Christian allegedly stabbed Fabian Olguin, an employee of the shelter, outside the entrance around 8:30 p.m. at 4600 E. 48th Ave. Olguin was pronounced deceased at Denver Health Medical Center at 9:11 p.m. Christian had been asked to leave the shelter earlier that evening for fighting with other guests, according to the affidavit.

The stabbing occurred outside the Denver Rescue’s mission newest shelter, unveiled in June. The shelter provides up to 600 men and transgender people with three meals a day and laundry services.

This story was updated with additional information about Fabian Olguin. 

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