CAPITOLA (CBS SF) – Police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing another man to death at a Capitola home late Sunday night.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in the 3200 block of Virgil Lane around 10:45 p.m., Capitola police Chief Mike Card said.

There, they found a 36-year-old man suffering from at least one stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the victim is a Santa Cruz resident but have not yet released his name.

Card identified the suspect in the murder as Marcos Chavez. He said the stabbing appears to have occurred after a fight between the two, but said it is unclear how they knew each other.

“Information is still being developed,” Card said. “There are a bunch of investigators working on the case.”

Chavez was arrested at the house, where he was renting a room, and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on a murder charge.

The stabbing marks the second homicide in Capitola this year.

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