MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- A man was arrested for stabbing and killing another man in Manassas, Sunday night, police said.

It happened at the 7600 block of Somerset Lane, at around 9:18 p.m., when police got a call for a man suffering from multiple stab wounds.


Elvin Yobex Guzman Lopez, 21, chased the victim,Edwin Noe Enamorado Matute, 22, of Manassas, down and stabbed him multiple times, police said.

"The investigation revealed that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, a known acquaintance, in the area of Parkland St and Old Centreville Rd in Manassas which escalated. During the encounter the accused displayed a knife. The victim attempted to run from the accused but fell in the process. At that time, the accused jumped on top of the victim and stabbed him multiple times before witnesses intervened," police said.

Matute was taken back to his home, where witnesses called the police. He later died.

Guzman Lopez is being charged with first degree murder, police said.

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