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Arrest made in Placer County killing of Carmichael man

Zachary N. Gonzalez
Zachary N. Gonzalez Placer County Sheriff

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Sacramento man in the stabbing death of Andrew Michael Petrenko.

Petrenko, 21, of Carmichael was walking with friends Friday night to a party on Lanie Court near Roseville around 11:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with a group of people in an older white sedan.

The driver exited the car, according to sheriff’s deputies, walked up to Petrenko and stabbed him three or four times.

After the killing, detectives conducted interviews that led them to 22-year-old Zachary Nicholas Gonzalez. He was contacted in the parking lot of an apartment complex where he lives in Sacramento.

Gonzalez was taken into custody without incident. He was eventually arrested on suspicion of homicide.

Detectives do not believe Petrenko knew Gonzalez.

Deputies were called to the home where a party was in progress earlier in the evening on a noise complaint, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin. As many as 100 people may have attended the party.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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