Man Accused of Attempted Murder, Hate Crime Shouted ‘Black Lives Matter’ Before Stabbing: Police

August 28, 2020 Updated: August 28, 2020

A black man in Colorado yelled “black lives matter” while stabbing a white man, according to charging documents.

Steve Sinclair, 30, faces first-degree attempted murder and hate crime charges.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KDVR, Aurora police detectives wrote that a 911 call reported a fight on Alameda Place in Aurora on Tuesday night.

When an officer arrived, Sinclair approached him with blood on him while saying “black lives matter.”

Sinclair refused to obey requests to sit on the curb before admitting that he stabbed another man, the officer said.

During the conversation, the suspect repeatedly asked the officer if he believed black lives mattered.

Sinclair asked the officer and another who had just arrived to shoot him and use a stun gun on him, according to the affidavit.

The victim, who was not named, told police that Sinclair shouted “black lives matter” before stabbing him. The victim was being treated at the hospital for injuries including a collapsed lung.

More than one witness saw Sinclair stab the other man, CBS Denver reported, citing court documents.

Sinclair was ultimately arrested without incident.

A GoFundMe fundraiser set up for the victim says he was stabbed while walking his dog.

The man has a 5-month-old child and cannot work for the next 6 weeks because of the injuries he suffered, the organizer stated.

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