At 1:02 p.m. on February 20, 2017, Fort Collins 9-1-1 received a report of a stabbing at a residence in the 1700 block of Erin Court.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Eric Mueller (DOB 04/07/90) had entered the apartment, at which time an altercation occurred between Mueller, Raul Ortiz (DOB 07/23/74), and others. During the incident, Mueller reportedly stabbed Ortiz. Ortiz was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment. The involved parties were known to each other.
Mueller was arrested at the scene and booked into the Larimer County Jail on charges of First Degree Burglary and First Degree Assault. His booking photo is attached courtesy of Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing. All charges are merely an accusation, and suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Josh Goldschmidt at 970-416-2387. Those with information may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.