A week that saw teenagers celebrating graduations across the city ended in tragedy when Turlock Police detectives were called out to investigate the death of a 17-year-old who was fatally stabbed leaving a party.
The name of the 17-year-old boy has not been released at this time. The police department said he was from the Turlock area.
The teenager had been at a house party in the 2000 block of N. Daubenberger Road Friday night. According to witness accounts, the teenager was confronted by a group of males as he was leaving the party. A physical fight broke out and someone in the group stabbed the 17-year-old and then the group of suspects fled the scene.
The first officers arrived at 10:46 p.m. and found the wounded teenager on the sidewalk. The officers immediately began to administer first aid and CPR until Turlock Fire Department and AMR personnel arrived on scene.
He was transported to a local area hospital where medical staff continued to provide medical care in an attempt to save his life. Unfortunately, the injuries suffered were too severe and he died as a result of the injuries at 11:40 p.m.
Witnesses describe the suspects as males, in their teens to early twenties, and White or Hispanic.
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information about this investigation to call Detective Frank Navarro at (209) 664-7319. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.