A man was recently arrested on suspicion of murder in Susanville.
Shortly before 3 AM on Wednesday, August 10, officers responded to a report of an assault in the 600 area of Plum Street in Susanville. Officers located a 56-year-old man sitting in a chair in a backyard with a serious wound to his chest. The man was hospitalized at an area medical center but ultimately died of his injury, the Sheriff’s Office said.
At the scene, witnesses directed to the alleged assailant — identified as 19-year-old Terry Peter — in another nearby yard. Peter was taken into custody without incident.
Peter was later booked at the Lassen County Jail on suspicion of homicide. The investigation is ongoing.