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Arrest made in fatal Stockton stabbing

The Stockton Police Department arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man.

The victim, 52, was found next to a dumpster at the 7-Eleven at 900 State Route 99 Frontage Rd. in Stockton at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

Another homeless man, Mario Vasquez, 21, was arrested later Friday in connection with the crime. Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department said the department does not believe there was another suspect involved. Police have not yet determined a motive.

The San Joaquin Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim, pending family notification.

Julia Calagiovanni: (916) 321-1136

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