MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A murder suspect has been caught in the North Valley. Merced police arrested Fidel Ortega, 31, around 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Officers say the victim was working at a home on G Street near Donna Drive when he got into an argument with Ortega, who then stabbed him multiple times. The 41-year-old man died at the scene. His name has not been released.
Ortega ran away but was found hours later during a door-to-door search at a home on 18th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. He was booked into the Merced County Jail on homicide charges.
Merced police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing
More TOP STORIES News