SEBASTOPOL (CBS SF) – A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in Sebastopol Saturday afternoon. Police have arrested the suspect who allegedly fled the scene, police reported.
The victim, Cory Alan Vaughn of Sebastopol, suffered significant stab wounds and died at the scene.
Anthony William Ibach of Sebastopol was arrested in San Rafael, according to police. The 18-year-old allegedly fought the victim and stabbed him during the altercation. Ibach then fled the scene in a burgundy BMW sedan with a sun roof, according to police.
Officers responded to the stabbing at about 12:30 p.m. in a parking lot on Bodega Avenue near West Hills Circle. An “associate” was giving Vaughn CPR, police said, but medics arrived and they were not able to resuscitate him.
Witnesses told police that there was a fight broke out at a nearby house party and it ended in the parking lot. They said the Ibach stabbed the victim multiple times. A friend said he heard Vaughn calling for help and rushed over to help him. Unable to resuscitate him, Vaughn died in his arms.
They said the scene was one of complete shock and grief.
Patricia London was nearby when it happened.
“I was working in my office with a client, right outside my building,” she said. “Its horrible, a parents worst nightmare, nothing I would ever want to experience.”
Sebastopol police with the help of Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department started an intense manhunt for Ibach.
Ibach was arrested in San Rafael about 6 hours after the fatal stabbing.
The suspect was taken to the Sonoma County jail. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
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