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Victim Dies After Friday Night Stabbing: Suspect in Custody

The Susanville Police Department has one suspect in custody after a Friday evening incident on South Fairfield Avenue that left a 37 year-old Susanville resident dead with an apparent stab wound.

According to Susanville Police Chief Tom Downing officers from the department responded at a little before 5:30p.m. on November 29th, after receiving a report that a man was down from a stab wound at a residence in the 100 block of South Fairfield Avenue.

Upon arrival officers found a 37 year-old Susanville man unresponsive and suffering from an apparent stab wound to the torso. The victim was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center via ambulance, where according to police he later died. The autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for later today.

The name of the victim is being withheld by the Susanville police pending the notification of next of kin, and release by the Lassen County Coroner’s Office.

During the course of the initial investigation officers were able to determine that an altercation took place on the street in front of the residence between several individuals. At some point during this altercation, according to the report, the victim received a stab wound to the upper torso.

“The victim then retreated to the residence, where he asked for assistance then collapsed,” detailed Chief Downing, “Officers were able to identify some of the individuals involved in the altercation, and shared that information with allied agencies.”

At approximately 10:45 Friday evening a Lassen County Deputy Sheriff, along with assistance from an Officer with the California Highway Patrol, located a vehicle that matched the suspect’s traveling northbound on Highway-395 in the Herlong area and contacted the driver. This individual, identified by authorities as 20 year-old Doyle resident Gregory Eugene Dodson, was transported to the Susanville Police Department, interviewed and subsequently arrested for murder.

Dodson was booked into the Lassen County Jail on the murder charge, and is being held on one million dollars bail.

The case is still under investigation. Chief Downing urges anyone with information to contact the Susanville Police Department at their business office located at 1801 Main Street, or to call their 24-hour dispatch number at (530) 257-2171.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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