Homicide suspect arrested after man killed during altercation near Fremont gas station, police say

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Fremont homicide suspect arrested after man killed during altercation
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A man has been arrested in connection to a homicide near a Fremont gas station on Thursday, according to police.

FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- One man is dead and another has been arrested in what Fremont police are calling the city's first homicide of the year. This happened near the busy intersection of Paseo Padre Parkway and Stevenson Boulevard on Thursday afternoon.

"There's never any excitement over here, but tonight, it's like wow. Cops everywhere, crime scene tape," Fremont resident Steve Barnes is one of many who came across this expansive scene near the Chevron Station.

Fremont police say around 4:10 p.m. Thursday afternoon, they received reports about a fight happening between two men. Scanner traffic detailed the encounter. The mention of "RP" refers to "Reporting Party."

"First RP saying she thought she saw a man trying to stab another male. Second RP is saying a male is chasing another male with an object, possibly and knife. And another RP sees another male laying on the ground now."

Fremont police found a man on the ground, suffering from what they're describing as severe injuries. Officers provided emergency medical aid. However, the man died on scene.

"When I found out somebody got stabbed, well... I thought maybe somebody had a gun and was shooting people," Barnes shared. "Cause I usually don't see this many cops in one area."

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It's an area with a homeless encampment, which Barnes pointed out, located just across the street.

"I don't know, I was thinking maybe something went on over there," he motioned.

SKY7 captured a tent surrounded by police tape, though the department says whether any unhoused residents were involved is still under investigation.

Fremont Police said one suspect was located in the area and arrested.

"I'm around here a lot and I never see anything going on here," Barnes told ABC7 News. "But I was driving down the street and I seen all these cops and I go, 'Something big happened.'"

This is Fremont's first homicide of 2023.

If you have information regarding this homicide, contact Detective Brent Butcher at 510-790-6900, or email bbutcher@fremont.gov.

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