A second man has been arrested and linked to the death of a teen in Salt Lake City early Monday morning.
Nicolas Nazario Espana, 28, was booked into Salt Lake County jail Wednesday on suspicion of killing 16-year-old Marcelino Johnson. His arrest follows that of Enrique Deloza, also 28, who was taken into custody Tuesday.
Deloza and Espana, police say, were arguing with three people near 1300 South and Main Street after midnight on Monday. The fight ended about two blocks south, on Kensington Avenue, where Johnson was stabbed in the torso.
Surveillance video filmed near the scene shows two men walking off with Johnson. Deloza and Johnson continue moving until they’re outside the frame while the third man, whom police believe to be Espana, remains on camera.
Deloza later reappears, and the two leave together. Police believe Deloza stabbed Johnson just outside what the video could capture.
Deloza recently arrived in Utah, according to a probable cause statement, and was looking for a job. He has no criminal record in the state. Espana was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting in May, as well as three misdemeanors — trespassing, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and giving a false personal identity to a peace officer — in March.