A 24-year-old Manteca man was found lying on the sidewalk shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday night with multiple stab wounds to his back and side at South Sherman Avenue and Moffat Boulevard, police said.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting the victim of an assault was down on the walkway that would become the fourth murder of the year within the city limits.
Drake Benton succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital as detectives were called to the scene to investigate. Any witnesses with information on the stabbing are urged to call Detective Gregg Beall at (209) 456-8164. To remain anonymous and qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 call Crime Stoppers at 823-4636.