MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a 24-year-old Bloomington man, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.

According to the charges, Justin Dosch is accused of killing Samuel Martinez with a single stab wound to the chest. The incident occurred early Sunday morning during a party at Martinez’s home on the 9200 block of Fifth Street South.

Police say the stabbing occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Witnesses say Dosch was rummaging around in a parked Cadillac that belonged to someone else. Martinez then confronted Dosch and told him to leave, according to the complaint.

Authorities say Dosch was belligerent and intoxicated but eventually was brought to a car across the street by some friends. The complaint states Dosch then came back to the party and he and Martinez got into a physical fight.

That’s when Dosch swung a knife at Martinez, allegedly stabbing him and causing him to fall backwards onto the driveway. The complaint said that’s when Dosch ran away.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said the knife pierced Martinez’s heart and caused two other minor wounds.

Dosch was arrested at his home Sunday afternoon. A knife fitting the description of the one used in the stabbing was found inside his home, according to the complaint.


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