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Drinking leads to fatal Riverside stabbing

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Riverside Police officers responded to a report of a stabbing on the 9600 block of Trey Ave. Sunday at approximately 10:10 p.m.

Two men were reportedly drinking alcoholic beverages together. Witnesses told police the suspect and victim began fighting with each other, and one man pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim was transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Matthew Joel Estrada, 23, was arrested several blocks away. Estrada was booked at Riverside County Jail for murder.

The victim was not identified, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact Detective Jim Brandt at (951) 353-7137 or Detective Jim Simons at (951) 353-7138.