FOLSOM (CBS13) – A Folsom man is under arrest for allegedly stabbing another man to death with a knife.
Just before 10 a.m. Friday, police received the report of a stabbing in the 50 Block of Natoma Street, near the Folsom Community Center. Officers went to the scene and found a homeless man with “serious” knife wounds to his stomach. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to a Folsom Police Department statement.READ MORE: California's Power Grid Operator Urges Residents To Conserve Energy Amid Heat Wave
The witness who reported the crime provided the police with a description of the suspect and where he was heading after the incident. From that, police then set up a perimeter in the area and searched for the suspect, 50-year-old Gary Allen of Folsom, who is also homeless. With the help of police K-9, Allen was arrested an hour later.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence No Longer Facing Charges
Police believe the stabbing happened during a fight between the suspect and the victim. No one else was injured in the incident. Both men were known to local police.
On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the stabbing victim as 48-year-old Marlon Patrick.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Zoo Enforces Early Closures As Heatwave Hits Valley
The Folsom Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the Communications Center at (916) 355-7231.