The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) is currently investigating an altercation among friends that resulted in a deadly stabbing and arrest, according to an official press release.
Sixto Rosas, 36, has been booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for murder, after officers reportedly questioned him following the stabbing death of his roommate.
According to the SPD, on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at approximately 10:55 pm, officers were called to the 7700 block of 32ndAvenue regarding a subject that had been stabbed. The 30-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital where reportedly he later succumbed to his injuries.
Responding officers quickly discovered that a physical altercation between two roommates had occurred. During the fight, the victim’s roommate of the past few months reportedly armed himself with a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim. Arriving officers were able to immediately detain the suspect – later identified as Rosas – who remained on scene after the assault.
SPD detectives believe that this is an isolated incident resulting from an argument between roommates that turned deadly.
The SPD urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).
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