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Man arrested in deadly stabbing in South Sacramento, deputies say

Deputies believe the stabbing occurred after the suspect and victim got into an argument.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One man was arrested in a deadly stabbing that happened at Florin Road in South Sacramento, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department officials said.

The stabbing happened on Thursday, when deputies responded to a stabbing at the 6000 block of Florin Road, near the Florin Town Center. 

A caller reported that someone had been stabbed and that the suspect, later identified by deputies as 64-year-old Roosevelt Hardley, was still on the scene, according to department officials.


When deputies arrived, they found a man suffering from a stab wound. Department officials said he was taken to an area hospital, but eventually died as a result of his injuries.

A woman was also found at the scene with a stab wound on her lower body and taken to the hospital, deputies said.

Investigators believe the stabbing happened after Hardley and a victim got into an argument in a business parking lot. 

Hardley was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of murder and assault. Jail records indicate Hardley is being held without bail.


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