Police have identified a 19-year-old suspect in a fatal stabbing in January.
Octavio Lopez-Lara is accused in an arrest warrant of killing Osvaldo Mendoza, 22, of Dallas, according to a news release from Irving police.
Detectives believe that Lopez-Lara fled to Guanajuato, Mexico, shortly after the crime to avoid capture, the release said.
The stabbing occurred just before 4 a.m. Jan. 25 in the 2900 block of Proctor Street in Irving.
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Investigators determined that Mendoza and his friends left a gas station in the 1900 block of West Northwest Highway in Dallas after a night out and minutes later were involved in a traffic altercation with people in a navy blue or black sport utility vehicle.
Both vehicles drove to Irving and stopped on Proctor Street, where Mendoza was stabbed multiple times, the release said.
Lopez-Lara was identified as the suspect after surveillance camera video was released to media.
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Anyone with information about Octavio Lopez-Lara is asked to contact Irving police at 972-273-1010.