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Victim in fatal Shandon stabbing identified

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Police have identified the man who was fatally stabbed in Shandon late Saturday afternoon as Cristopher Vento Wilson of Paso Robles, according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing, but his name has not yet been released.

At about 5 p.m., deputies received a 911 call reporting that two men had been fighting in the 200 block of Escondido Way when one of the men was stabbed, according to the release.

When deputies arrived, they found Wilson, 23, being treated by Cal Fire paramedics, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Wilson was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office said detectives received information that the stabbing suspect was inside a home in the 100 block of 3rd Street and set up a perimeter around the house.

However, during the course of the investigation, authorities discovered that the stabbing suspect was not in the house but was traveling, and was a passenger in a vehicle, according to the release.

Detectives followed the vehicle and conducted a high-risk traffic stop at the 4th Street exit off Highway 101 in Pismo Beach, the Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect was taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff’s Office said. Additional information was not immediately available.

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