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Suspect arrested for attempted murder

Released on Monday, September 21, 2020
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A suspect was arrested for attempted murder following a stabbing on North College Avenue.

At 11:11 p.m. on September 16, 2020, Fort Collins officers responded to the report of a disturbance in a parking lot in the 1800 block of North College Avenue. Upon arrival, they located the victim, a 56-year-old man, who had been stabbed. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Based on the investigation, detectives determined that a male suspect had approached the victim and a disturbance occurred. The suspect reportedly chased the victim across the street and stabbed him. The victim and suspect did not know each other. Police quickly located the suspect nearby, and he was identified as David McWhorter, 29, of Fort Collins. Officers contacted McWhorter without incident and observed that he had an injury that required medical attention. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Upon release, he was arrested and booked into the Larimer County Jail on the charge of Attempted First Degree Murder (class 2 felony).

“Our entire first responder team did an outstanding job responding quickly, locating the suspect, getting medical care for those who needed it, and doing it all safely,” said Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky, who leads the Criminal Investigations Division. “I’m grateful for the professionalism and skill that they bring to every situation, including this one.”

Police spoke to several witnesses but believe additional people may have seen this incident. Anyone with information, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Dollie Knab at 970-416-2195. People who wish to remain anonymous may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or

A booking photo is not available at this time. All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.