A fight late Sunday at a Gainesville apartment complex turned deadly as it moved from inside the apartment to outside.
Evan Isaac Rosas, 22, of Gainesville, was stabbed in the chest and side during the fight at
The Preserve at Tumbling Creek Apartments, off Tumbling Creek Road, authorities said.
When police arrived at the complex about midnight, they found Rosas “unconscious and unresponsive,” Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.
Rosas was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where he died from the injuries, Holbrook said.
Eric Aurelio Reyes, 25, was arrested at the complex without incident, and is being held at the Hall County Jail on a malice murder charge, Holbrook said.
“This was not a random crime,” he said. “The parties are known to each other.”
Several people were in the apartment where the fight took place, and the fight later moved outside, he said.
Holbrook said he believed Reyes lived at the apartments and Rosas lived elsewhere.
He didn’t know what the fight was about. Further charges “may be forthcoming,” he said.
“This is an active and ongoing investigation,” Holbrook said.
The police department is investigating the incident with the Hall County District Attorney’s Office.
The apartment complex is on Campus Pointe Circle, near the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.
Rosas and Reyes are not university students, according to officials.