No charges to be filed in fatal Longmont stabbing

No charges will be filed against a man who fatally stabbed another man during a dispute at a Longmont home in September.

Longmont police announced on Friday that they have concluded an investigation and review by the Boulder County District Attorney‘s Office and determined that a 29-year-old man was defending a 54-year-old woman when he fatally stabbed 56-year-old Andrew Gallegos on Sept. 25.

Police responded to a home on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Lashley Street on Sept. 25 and found three people stabbed. Gallegos was found with severe injuries and taken to a hospital where he later died.

Investigation revealed that the other man and woman, who police have not publicly identified, were able to transport themselves to a hospital. Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said that the 29-year-old is the son of the woman, who was in a domestic relationship with Gallegos.

Police did not release the name of the woman, and the Times-Call is not naming the 29-year-old man because he is a victim of domestic violence.

Satur said the 29-year-old was not seriously injured, but his mother sustained serious injuries. There were six people in the house at the time of the incident, but only three lived at the home.

During subsequent investigation, police interviewed witnesses, sent off evidence to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for DNA testing, reviewed video surveillance footage, analyzed medical records and reviewed phone records. The 29-year-old man cooperated with the investigation.

Police concluded that Gallegos stabbed the woman during an argument, and the 29-year-old intervened and in the process fatally wounded Gallegos.