FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — Fairfield Police arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing Friday afternoon, mere hours after it occurred.

Early Friday morning, around 5:30 a.m., officers received reports of a stabbing near Boynton and Beck avenues. Responding officers arrived on the scene to discover a 41-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. He later died at the hospital from his injuries.

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Jason Moran Thomas (Fairfield Police)

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Before the victim died, he gave a statement to investigators about the suspect. Officers then canvassed the area surrounding the incident scene, including a nearby homeless encampment. Witnesses helped officers identify the suspect in the stabbing as 34-year-old Jason Moran Thomas.

Fairfield Police located and arrested Thomas around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators also located the weapon used in the stabbing.

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Officers did not identify the victim, pending notification of his family. The department did not reveal any more on the case, citing the ongoing investigation.