Placer County sheriff's detectives are searching for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Sacramento man Friday night just outside Roseville in the Morgan Creek subdivision.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. the 21-year-old victim was walking with friends to a party on Lanie Court, according to a news release from the Placer County Sheriff's Office. Words were exchanged between the victim and a group of people in an older white sedan. The driver exited the car, walked up to the victim and stabbed him three or four times, then drove away, the release says.
The man who wielded the knife is estimated to be 18 to 22 years old. Detectives do not believe the victim and the attacker knew each other. The stabbing does not appear to be gang-related, according to the release.
Identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Deputies were called to the home where a party was in progress earlier in the evening on a noise complaint, according to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dena Erwin. As many as 100 people may have attended the party.
Detectives want to talk to the passengers in the suspect's car because the car's occupants may not have been aware of the stabbing due to the brief contact between the driver and the victim. The passengers are urged to call the Sheriff's Office at 530-886-5375. Detectives also want to talk to anyone else with information, and they are asked to call the number.
Those wishing to remain anonymous and become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 should call Placer County Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191 or send information to www.placercrimestoppers.com. All information remains confidential, the sheriff's release says.
Call The Bee’s Denny Walsh, (916) 321-1189.