Police ID victim in fatal Orange County stabbing

Police say Nicholas Lacatena, 22, died on Sunday night near Maryland Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Feb 21, 2022, 9:16 PM

Updated 884 days ago

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Police have identified the victim in a fatal stabbing in Orange County.
Police say Nicholas Lacatena, 22, died on Sunday night near Maryland Avenue.
Police arrested 23-year old Eusten Coppin hours later for the murder.
Officers say they were flagged down by passengers inside a 2014 Acura who told them they needed help for Lacatena who had been stabbed in the chest.
Police believe the two men were involved in a fight that escalated when Coppin pulled out a blade.
Lacatena was rushed to Garnet Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 


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