21-year-old killed in San Mateo stabbing; suspect in custody

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A 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed in San Mateo Saturday night, and the suspected killer is in custody, police said.

At 11:26 p.m., San Mateo police were dispatched to Cypress Avenue at N. Bayshore Boulevard on a report of a stabbing and found the victim stabbed in the upper chest. He was transported to a local trauma center, where he succumbed to his injury, police said. The victim’s name was not immediately available.

After interviewing witnesses, detectives learned the stabbing “was an isolated incident between people who knew each other,” police said.

The suspect, identified as Carlos Ramirez, 26, of San Mateo, was found hiding nearby and arrested for the homicide.

Anyone with information or security footage related to this stabbing is encouraged to contact Det. Sergeant Paul Pak at (650) 522-7660 or pak@cityofsanmateo.org.  Anonymous tips can be submitted to here. or by calling (650) 522-7676.

Photo courtesy of the San Mateo Police Department