SACRAMENTO — A man was fatally stabbed on the 4000 Block of Shining Star Drive in Sacramento on October 19, according to Sacramento Police Department officials.

The incident took place around 5:18 p.m. when local patrol officers were dispatched following reports of a stabbing in the area. Upon their arrival, officers found an adult male with at least one life-threatening stab wound. Immediate life-saving attempts were initiated by the police, later taken over by Sacramento Fire Department personnel. Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have since taken charge of the investigation. As they work to piece together the events leading up to the stabbing, investigators have processed the scene, interviewed witnesses, and conducted area canvassing. The investigation is still in its initial phases, and the exact details surrounding the incident remain unclear.

The identity of the deceased will be made public by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office once the next of kin are notified.


The Sacramento Police Department is urging anyone with relevant information to come forward. Witnesses can contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or the Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Those providing tips can choose to remain anonymous and might qualify for a reward of up to $1,000. Additionally, anonymous tips can be submitted via the “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

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