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Police ID Man Wanted In Stabbing Death Outside Bar In Fairfield County

Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera
Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department
Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera is wanted by police in Stamford.
Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera is wanted by police in Stamford. Video Credit: Stamford Police Department

An arrest warrant has been issued in Fairfield County for an undocumented Guatemalan national who has been implicated in a fatal stabbing outside an area bar.

The Stamford Police Department and is now trying to locate Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera, who has a warrant out for his arrest for the stabbing murder of local resident Isaias Sagastume-Aceitu was found outside Reyes Bar and Restaurant on Stillwater Avenue over the weekend.

The Stamford Police Department issued an alert following a homicide on Sunday, Oct. 4 when Sagastume-Aceitun, 37, was found outside the bar following an altercation with Zapata-Herrera and another suspect.

According to police, officers were flagged down by a passerby shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 who alerted them that a man was nearby on Stillwater Avenue with multiple stab wounds.

First responders were dispatched to the area of 115 Stillwater Ave., where they located Sagastume-Aceitun, who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said that Sagastume-Aceitun was at the bar before getting into a struggle with two men (seen in above video) who allegedly assaulted him. During the fight, Sagastume-Aceitun was repeatedly stabbed before stumbling away and collapsing down the road.

Police said that Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera has only made short stays in Stamford and could be attempting to make his way back to Guatemala. He’s been described as being approximately 5-foot-10 weighing 190 pounds. No other descriptive information was provided.

Anyone who has information regarding Samuel Delfiro Zapata-Herrera’s whereabouts or who spots him has been asked to contact the Stamford Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations by calling (203) 977-4417 or Dispatch at (203) 977-4444.

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