SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria police are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 800 block of West Morrison Avenue late Wednesday night.
The victim has been identified by police as 25-year-old Albert Flores Jr. of Santa Maria.
An emergency call was placed to the Santa Maria Police Department of a man asking for help. Officers showed up to the West Morrison Avenue neighborhood just before 11:30 p.m. where they found a male victim with a stab wound to the torso, according to investigators.
Flores Jr. was rushed to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment and died early Thursday morning, police said.
There is no description of the suspect and no arrests have been made. Police do not know if this is gang related at this time.
If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781.