One of two men stabbed in a single “altercation” has died seven days later.
Detectives have now launched a murder investigation into the death of Juan Olmos Saca, 39, of Southwark, who had been critically injured in a home in Atwell Road in Peckham Rye,on Monday, January 29.
He was taken to a south London hospital where he remained in a critical condition before he died from his injuries today, Sunday.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Lynes from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “We are appealing for anyone with information regarding what has proved to be a deadly attack to get in touch.
“We are returning to the scene today, one-week on, to speak to anyone that may have seen or heard anything at the time of this incident that may assist police investigations.”
Copes and paramedics were called at 2.30am that day, January 29, following reports of a stabbing. They discovered Juan suffering from a stab wound to his chest.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. The victim’s next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits.
On the day of the incident, a second man, aged 27, was subsequently found to be suffering from stab wounds to his abdomen and head and was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were deemed not life-threatening or life-changing. He has since been released from hospital.
Six men were arrested at the scene. One man has been charged and five others have been released with no further action.
Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact the police incident room number of 020 8721 4868 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.