Authorities Arrest Suspect in Fatal South Sacramento Stabbing

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department arrested the suspect of a fatal stabbing Friday in a south Sacramento neighborhood.

Richard Mondragon, 51 (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Authorities with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department received a call about the stabbing around 5:15 a.m. Friday, and arrested Sacramento resident Richard Mondragon, 51, justĀ over five hours later around 10:30 a.m.

An unidentified, 48-year-old man was located at a home on 37th Avenue between 44th Street and Laurine Way with a stab wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman inside the home reported to police that an argument happened between the victim and suspect but it is unclear if she witnessed the whole incident.

A neighbor also told police he heard screaming and yelling prior to the stabbing.

Mondragon was seen fleeing the scene on what police believe may have been a bicycle.

Sgt. Tony Turnbull reports the 48-year-old and Mondragon knew each other.

Mondragon has been booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail and charged on suspicion of murder and violation of his Post Release Community Supervision. He will be arraigned at the Sacramento Superior Court on Mar. 21.

Officials will not be releasing the victim's identity until the family has been notified.