Victim identified in fatal Sheboygan stabbing

CREATED Jan 20, 2013 - UPDATED: Jan 21, 2013

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Sheboygan police have released more information about a weekend stabbing that left a 41-year-old man dead.

Police identified the victim Monday as Nicholas J. Lehrke. Officers who responded to a disturbance Saturday afternoon say Lehrke was stabbed in the back. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police arrested a 21-year-old Oshkosh man on suspicion of second-degree reckless homicide. He was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Investigators say Lehrke lived in the same building as a friend of the suspect. They say Lehrke and the friend were fighting outside the building when the suspect stepped in and stabbed Lehrke.

Officers say alcohol may have played a role in the overall altercation.