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UPDATE: Police say homicide victim and suspect were arguing

Posted: Updated: July 24, 2013 10:53 AM CDT

Posted By: Kayla Bremer
Kbremer@klkntv.com

A murder suspect has been named after Tuesday's stabbing near downtown Lincoln.

Police say 47–year–old Ivan Fourhorns is the man responsible for stabbing another man to death Tuesday morning.

It happened at the Chancellor Apartments near 18th and J Streets just before 9 a.m.

58–year–old Joseph Solomon Jr. was taken to Bryan West where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

"Investigation pretty well showed that there had been an argument between Mr. Solomon and Mr. Fourhorns that subsequently turned physical and Mr. Solomon ended up getting stabbed as a result," Chief Jim Peschong said.

Police say the call came in as a routine medical call about a person unconscious, lying on the floor.  But when emergency units arrived, they discovered something much more serious had happened.

"As medical units were accessing this person, they found what they believed to be a stab wound to the upper chest area."

Officials say both men were transients and were hanging out at the apartment complex when the argument began.  Police believe they were fighting after being asked to leave.

"No one else was hurt and at this particular point in time, we don't believe anybody else was involved either."

Investigators found Fourhorns at the scene and took him in for questioning.  He was later arrested for Second Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.

Friends of Solomon remember him as a kind, quiet man who often spoke about his grandchildren.

Police say it took a while to officially arrest Fourhorns because he was so intoxicated, they had to let him sober up in order to question him.

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

Lincoln police say 58-year-old Joseph Solomon died from a stab wound to the chest in Tuesday's homicide.

It happened just after 9 a.m.  Police say Lincoln paramedics arrived first to find Solomon on the floor of an apartment at 531 J Street.  The building sits across the street from the Kaplan University parking lot.  He was taken to Bryan West where he died.

Police arrested 47-year-old Ivan Fourhorns for 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.  Police say there was a group of people inside the apartment before the stabbing.  The tenant told everyone to leave, that's when police say an argument started between Solomon and Fourhorns. 

"Investigation pretty well showed that there had been an argument between Mr. Solomon and Mr. Fourhorns that subsequently turned physical and Mr. Solomon ended up getting stabbed as a result," Chief Jim Peschong said.

Neither men were residents at the apartment building.

A woman who lives in the same building says she's not that surprised.

"Nobody wants to live at a place where a person got killed.  It makes you wonder if its safe when you come home late at night, what's going to happen in the street," Christine Foran said.

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