A violent struggle between two men Tuesday night on a North Highlands street turned into a stabbing that left one of the combatants dead.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers were told about 8 p.m. Tuesday of a fight between two men near Madison Avenue and Jackson Street. Deputies responded to the area but could not find a fight or anyone injured.
However, about 20 minutes later, a man in his early 30s arrived at a nearby hospital. The man, who was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle, was suffering from stab wounds.
Rushed to the emergency room in critical condition, medical staff worked to save him, but he died several hours later.
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Deputies later determined after interviewing witnesses that he was one of the parties involved in the fight on Jackson Street, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies believe a man in his 30s killed the still unidentified victim.