At approximately 10:30 a.m. today, Richard Mondragon, 51, of Sacramento was located by deputies in the South Sacramento area and detained on suspicion of his involvement in the early morning stabbing on 37th Avenue. Mondragon lived at the residence where the stabbing occurred, and fled the scene prior to the arrival of Sheriff’s deputies.
At 5:15 a.m. on March 17, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call regarding a stabbing that occurred in the 4400 block of 37th Avenue in South Sacramento.
Deputies responded to the scene and located the 48-year-old victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was unresponsive upon arrival of deputies. Deputies immediately began life saving measures. Sacramento Metro Fire responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
Mondragon was seen leaving the scene possibly on a bicycle. Deputies conducted an exhaustive search of the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. Mondragon and the victim are known to each other. An argument ensued between the two prior to the stabbing.
The identity of the victim in this case will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, after notification has been made to his next of kin.
Mondragon was transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail and booked on the charge of murder and violation of his Post Release Community Supervision (AB109). He is currently ineligible for bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on March 21, 2017.
Sergeant Tony Turnbull