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Cops respond to a bank parking lot for a report of a man with a knife. When they arrived, it was too late for a victim.

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Source: MEGA; Ukiah police

Mar. 28 2022, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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Police in California responded to a report of a man with a knife. By the time officers arrived, it was too late for the victim.

Now, a 69-year-old faces a murder charge in connection to the fatal stabbing.

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On March 27, police in Ukiah, California, reported to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot for the report of a man with a knife. Dispatchers could hear an argument in the background of the 911 call.

Officers arrived within minutes and saw Leslie Adelman, 69, holding a knife and walking away from the victim, according to Ukiah police.

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Police told Adelman to stop walking, but he did not listen. Officers also saw the 63-year--old victim fall to the ground. Adelman continued to refuse officers’ commands, though he was taken into custody after a brief struggle, according to police.

Adelman was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.


EMS tried to care for the victim, who had been stabbed in the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital, where he died, police noted.

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Investigators learned the confrontation between Adelman and the victim was over a dispute about thefts from Adelman, according to police.

Adelman was charged with murder and booked into jail.

ukadiah police
Source: MEGA; Ukiah police

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