A man who fatally stabbed a Denver teenager was sentenced Friday to 40 years behind bars, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced.

Auviauntea Evans, 20, was sentenced for the murder of 17-year old Reese Grant-Cobb, which occurred outside Bourbon Grill, 571 E. Colfax Ave, on July 1, 2018. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case on July 29., the DA’s office said in a news release.

Police said at the time of the stabbing that a confrontation between Evans and Grant-Cobb began at the Bourbon Grill and then moved behind Tom’s Diner at 601 E. Colfax Ave. Reese-Cobb was transported to Denver Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police that the victim was involved in a fight with four or five people who fled after Grant-Cobb was stabbed, the arrest affidavit stated. Police said a witness identified Evans as the suspect who stabbed Grant-Cobb. A detective found a knife in a nearby McDonald’s parking lot covered in blood, according to the affidavit.

Evans, who wasn’t arrested until more than two months following the incident after going on the lam, had originally been charged with one count of first-degree murder.