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Placerville teen arrested in connection with fatal stabbing
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PLACERVILLE, Calif. - An 18-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old Auburn man near Placerville.

Deputies responded to a call of a man stabbed during an altercation in the area of Brown's Road and Cold Springs Road  around 4:10 p.m., said El Dorado County Sheriff's Sergeant James Byers.

The caller informed the Sheriff's Dept. that one of the men was in cardiac arrest, and the possible stabber had fled on foot.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered witnesses and local residents administering CPR to Matthew Steele of Auburn. Steele was then taken to Marshall Hospital by paramedics and pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m., said Byers.

According to Byers, an ensuing investigation identified Wesley Hampshire of Placerville as a possible suspect in the stabbing. He was located at his home on Brown's Road and taken into custody without incident.

The circumstances surrounding the fatal stabbing were still being investigated, said Byers.

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