Teen stabbed to death at Modesto Park

Modesto, CA- An 18 year old Modesto man was stabbed to death at a southeast Modesto park Tuesday night during a robbery attempt.  Detectives continued to process the scene early Wednesday morning.

On 1/29/13, at about 8:30 PM, Modesto Police were dispatched to Creekwood Park to investigate a possible stabbing.  Callers were able to provide a description of several suspects and the first arriving officer spotted a man, matching the description of one of the suspects, near the intersection of Creekwood and Claus.  After initially complying, the man ran and was apprehended near the Johansen High School Stadium after a short foot pursuit.  Investigators believe the man was involved in the fatal attack.

When officers arrived at the park minutes later, they located a critically injured man who had sustained several stab wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

A crime scene was established that encompassed the entire park and a portion of the adjacent roadway.  Detectives were combing the park for evidence into the early morning hours on Wednesday.

The name of the victim will not be released until next-of-kin can be notified.  Additionally, the name of the man detained at JohansenHigh School will be withheld until he is booked into jail.

The investigation into the incident is on-going and detectives have detained two other teenage suspects that are believed to have been involved in the attack.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this murder to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.