Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened in a park in west Modesto Friday night, according to Modesto police spokesperson Heather Graves.
Graves said officers responded to a 911 call about a man who was stabbed in Mellis Park. When they arrived at the park they found the victim, 55-year-old Robbie Hull Jr, face down with multiple stab wounds in his chest.
He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries, according to Graves.
Graves said their preliminary investigation indicated that before the stabbing, Hull was involved in a fight with a male suspect near the park. As Hull tried to leave, the suspect stabbed him multiple times in what police described as a machete, Graves said.
The suspect fled in a vehicle and has not been identified.
If you have any information regarding this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636