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Auburn teenager arrested in fatal stabbing

Timothy Andrew Mason
Timothy Andrew Mason Auburn Department of Public Safety

Local authorities have arrested 19-year-old Timothy Andrew Mason in connection with a fatal stabbing Friday in Auburn.

The Auburn Department of Public Safety reported Saturday that it arrested Mason in connection with the killing of Steven Shelton, 62, who was stabbed in a park at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Sacramento Street before 6:25 a.m. Friday and later died in a local hospital.

Auburn police arrested Mason, who they believe acted alone, Friday morning at his nearby home. He is being held without bail in the Placer County jail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Auburn Police Department Investigations Division at 530-823-4237, ext. 221, or the communications center at 530-823-4234.

Alexei Koseff: 916-321-5236, @akoseff