STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities arrested a suspect accused of fatally stabbing a man along East Rose Avenue, the Stockton Police Department said on Friday.
Officers responded to reports of a physical fight in the area when a man broke into the home of someone he knew shortly after noon.READ MORE: Alec Flores Scholarship Honors Teen Killed By Drunk Driver In Yuba City
According to police, a 47-year-old man was found stabbed at the scene. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The suspect—later identified as James Ortega, 32—allegedly carjacked a delivery truck and fled the area before officers arrived.READ MORE: Suspected Gunman In Shooting Of Black Man Outside Stockton Bank Charged With Hate Crime
When they later located and attempted to stop him, Ortega fled and led officers on a short pursuit, according to police.
He eventually stopped and was taken into custody in the area of Morada Lane and Caywood Drive.MORE NEWS: CBS13 Poll: Has COVID-19 Changed Your Opinion On Trick-Or-Treating?
Ortega was booked into the county jail on charges of homicide, carjacking and evading.