ARDEN, CA - A man was arrested on Thursday morning in connection with the stabbing death of a man at an Arden apartment complex Wednesday night.
Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos said 23-year-old James Matthews was taken into custody around midnight and booked into the Sacramento County main jail on a charge of murder.
The stabbing occurred at the Emerald Place Apartments on the 1500 block of Fulton Ave. sometime before 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Upon arrival at the complex, deputies discovered a man with a knife wound to the upper body. Emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene where they pronounced the man deceased.
Following the incident, investigators were quickly able to identify Matthews as a suspect, due to accounts that Matthews and the victim had been involved in a fight, during which time Matthews withdrew a knife, stabbed the man, then fled the scene, Ramos said.
The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of family.
Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the stabbing and urged anyone with pertinent information to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115.