Fresno police investigate fatal stabbing

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An unfamiliar sight for residents of the Westlake Mobile Home Park, as police vehicles secure a perimeter, homicide detectives canvas the area for evidence to determine what led up to a deadly stabbing.


According to investigators, at around 6 p.m. Sunday evening, police were called to the Ashlan and Marks address for a family disturbance call.

"One of the people from the family did call to indicate that there was a problem and as officers were responding the problem escalated,"Lt. Michael Landon of the Fresno Police Department said.

Upon arrival, they found a 62-year-old man, identified as Mitchel Shaffer, suffering from several stab wounds. Police have not indicated whether the victim was conscious but he was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have detained three people that were home at the time of the stabbing for questioning.
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