ROSWELL — Police in Roswell are searching for a suspect in a stabbing death that took place just after midnight Saturday.
According to police, Roswell dispatchers received a call about a group of people fighting in the parking lot outside a bar at 1085 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Multiple officers converged on the scene but all the people involved were gone when officers arrived.
About 30 minutes later, officers were notified that a Hispanic male arrived to a local hospital suffering wounds from an apparent stabbing. After all lifesaving measures were exhausted, the victim was pronounced dead. Officers were able to determine the victim was related to the previous fight call.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division responded and are actively investigating.
The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Rigoberto Corea. Police say the suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Sergio Alvarado.
“Corea and Alvarado were known to each other, and the incident appears to stem from an attempted personal robbery,” said Roswell police spokesman Tim Lupo.
Police describe Alvarado as a 5’9″ Hispanic male with long black hair and a ponytail. He weighs about 160 pounds and has brown eyes.
The police department is asking anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident to call 770-640-4100 to speak with a detective. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.