DA: Fatal stabbing in Lancaster this month was not random

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Investigators say a 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death in the city two weeks ago apparently sought out a confrontation with the person who killed him.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office said it’s clear from the investigation that the stabbing of Hiram Calderon was not random, and police are confident there is no danger to the public.

Calderon died after the incident Sept. 7 at the at the intersection of Beaver and Conestoga streets.

The district attorney’s office said investigators met with the Calderon family on Thursday to discuss findings in the investigation. Police and the prosecutor offered to show the family video surveillance of the incident, as well as elaborate on witness statements and other evidence.

The family declined to watch the video, ended the meeting, and expressed wishes to obtain an attorney, Stedman’s office said.

“Police and the district attorney’s office intend on meeting with the family’s attorney as soon as we hear from him or her because we believe the family and/or their attorney should see and hear everything before the public. At that point, all findings will be made public, along with additional information pertinent to the case and the final decision,” a spokesman wrote in a news release.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Lancaster city police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913.

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