HOPKINS, Minn. (WCCO) — The victim of a fatal stabbing in Hopkins was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner Tuesday.
The medical examiner said Clayton Kartak, 66, died from sharp force and blunt force injuries Friday after his friend, 62-year-old Daniel Johnson, was found with a bloody butcher knife in the victim’s apartment building.READ MORE: What To Do When Severe Weather Strikes While Boating
Officers apprehended Johnson, who they say appeared to be intoxicated at the time of his arrest.Feds Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Organic Strawberries; Cases Reported In Minnesota
Police later learned Johnson had gone to the victim’s apartment just before 5 p.m. Multiple witnesses described the two as “longtime friends.”
Johnson denies knowing how the incident unfolded.MORE NEWS: Witt Jr. Hits 3 Doubles, Ups Extra-Base Count, KC Tops Twins, 7-3
His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.