A suspect is reportedly in custody this morning, Thursday, March 28, in connection with a brutal attack that claimed the life of a man late yesterday evening in Carmichael, according to an official press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Kenneth Azlin, 26, was reportedly booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail the morning of March 28 on a charge of murder. He is being held without bail.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, just before 11pm on Wednesday, March 27, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 6200 block of Coyle Avenue regarding a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies reportedly found a 65-year-old resident of the home had sustained significant trauma consistent with sharp force and blunt force trauma. Paramedics arrived on the scene and reportedly pronounced the victim dead of his injuries.
Witnesses at the scene reported that Azlin, who is a relative of the victim’s wife, was responsible for the attack and had left the residence on foot shortly before deputies arrived. A description of the suspect was obtained, and a perimeter search was conducted in the neighborhood with assistance from K9 units and air support.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, Azlin was shortly located on the campus of a nearby elementary school and taken into custody without incident. A search of the campus reportedly led to the recovery of a weapon believed to have been used in the attack on the victim. The motive for the crime is currently being investigated, and there are no outstanding suspects associated with the incident.
Identification of the victim in the case will reportedly be provided by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to his next of kin.
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