Police say they needed about three hours to capture the man they believe is responsible for a fatal stabbing Sunday night in southwest Fresno.
Lt. Dave Madrigal said Monday that 54-year-old Bernard Jackson was stabbed to death just after 8 p.m. Sunday. He was found dead in the parking lot of Country Mart at North Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Detectives interviewed people at the store and determined that 58-year-old Michael Davis got into an altercation with Jackson, stabbed him and ran.
Shortly after 11 p.m., police got a tip that Davis was at a nearby apartment complex; he was taken into custody. Based on statements made by Davis and evidence obtained from his home, he was arrested and booked into the Fresno County Jail for one count of murder.
Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP (7867) or police Detectives Melanie Mayo at 559-621-2421 or Dan Laband at 559-621-2448.
Sunday's murder happened in the same neighborhood where a shooting took place last week. Police said the two incidents are unrelated.