Teen killed, 3 arrested in stabbing at Modesto park

5:01 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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MODESTO, Calif. - An 18-year-old teen died following a stabbing at Creekwood Park in Modesto Tuesday night.

According to the city of Modesto website, Modesto police officers were dispatched to the park around 8:30 p.m. in response to a reported stabbing.

The first officer at the scene spotted a man near the intersection of Creekwood Drive and Claus Road who matched the caller's description of one of several individuals seen in the vicinity of the stabbing. The man was initially cooperative with the officer, but then fled on foot. He was arrested near the Johansen High School Stadium following a brief foot pursuit, according to the report.

The man, Jacob Segura, 18, of Modesto was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder and robbery, said Lt. Rick Applegate.

Supporting officers arrived at the park soon thereafter and found an 18 year old with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities on Wednesday said the deceased young man was Tyler Crippen.

The investigation of the crime led to two additional suspects, teens who were arrested also on suspicion of murder and robbery, Applegate said. The two were booked into Stanislaus County juvenile hall. 

Applegate said the suspects are documented gang members.


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