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UPDATE: Coroner Identifies Man Who Died After Stabbing at China Blue 

click to enlarge - A victim in a recent stabbing at downtown Boise nightclub China Blue has died. -  - HARRISON BERRY
  • Harrison Berry
  • A victim in a recent stabbing at downtown Boise nightclub China Blue has died.
UPDATE: Jan. 18, 2017, 2 p.m.

The name of the man killed in a stabbing Jan. 13 at downtown Boise nightclub China Blue has been released.

The Ada County Coroner identified Daviel Ruiz-Gomez, 21, of Meridian, as the victim. Ruiz-Gomez was declared brain dead Jan. 16 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center after being stabbed twice during the incident. He remained on life support until Jan. 17.

His death has been declared a homicide and the incident, during which Ruiz-Gomez and another individual were stabbed, remains under investigation by the Boise Police Department. The names of the suspect and the other victim have not been released.

UPDATE: Jan. 18, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

One of the victims in a recent downtown Boise stabbing has died.

Boise police said Wednesday morning they are still talking to a "person of interest" in the case, who is being held on unrelated charges.

The identities of the two victims and suspect have not been made public. Ada County Coroner Dottie Owens said she would release the identification of the deceased victim pending notification of family.

The stabbing took place late Jan. 13 at the China Blue night club on Sixth and Main streets. Witnesses told police that the incident, which resulted in two victims being taken to the hospital with stab wounds, stemmed from a brawl that erupted near the dance floor. Bar owner Ted Challenger said he had turned over surveillance video that recorded the altercation.

Detectives are still asking for assistance in their investigation, asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790.

ORIGINAL POST: Jan. 14, 2017

As Friday night turned into Saturday morning, blood was spilled in downtown Boise, and a suspect was taken into custody.

Boise police were summoned to the 100 block of S. Sixth near Main Street early this morning after a fight erupted, resulting in two victims suffering stab wounds, one of them life-threatening. BPD confirmed one person was taken into custody, the scene was secured and the investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to help with the investigation by calling non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790.
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