Police Investigate Homicide in Tahoe Park

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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dying on the front lawn of a home in Tahoe Park.

According to police, just after 4 p.m. Sunday someone called 911 to report a man hurt and bleeding on the 5600 block of 59th Street near 2nd Avenue. First responders tried to save his life, but the man died in front of a home.

“At this point we don’t believe this is what we would describe as a random act, the man is believed to have sort of affiliation with the home, but we’re still working through the process of what that affiliation is,” said Officer Matt McPhail with the Sacramento Police Department.

While most neighbors tell FOX40 they know each other, none we spoke to knew the residents of the home where the man was found.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide but won’t comment on a suspect.

“We do not have anyone in custody for what appears to be a criminal event at this point,” McPhail said.

Police wouldn’t say what killed the man, however, several neighbors say he appeared to have been stabbed.

One witness did not want to speak on camera, but tells FOX40 her husband heard arguing at the home all day right up until her husband walked over and saw the victim dead in the yard.

While police had not made any arrests as of 9 p.m. Sunday, McPhail said since this was not a random incident, there does not appear to be a threat to the community.