Lancaster stabbing victim started confrontation with suspect, DA says


LANCASTER, Pa.–Authorities in Lancaster continue to investigate what led up to a violent confrontation earlier this month that ended in one man’s death.

On Thursday, the Lancaster District Attorneys office released new information concerning the stabbing death of 20-year-old Hiram Calderon.

He was stabbed at Beaver and Conestoga Streets during a confrontation on Sept. 7.

It is clear from the investigation that the incident was not random in nature and police are confident there is no danger to the public, according to a news release from the Lancaster County district attorney’s office.

In fact, the evidence reveals that Mr. Calderon sought out and continued a confrontation with the person who stabbed him, but further details will be withheld until we hear from counsel, according to the news release.

Investigators met with the Calderon family on Thursday intending to discuss progress and findings in the investigation. The meeting involved the Calderon family, police, the assigned prosecutor, and a victim advocate.

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, authorities said.

Lancaster city police, in consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office, continue their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancaster city police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-322-1913.