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Man dies after fight at Rancho Cordova gas station; murder suspect arrested

Homicide investigated at Rancho Cordova gas station
Homicide investigated at Rancho Cordova gas station 00:32

RANCHO CORDOVA – An investigation is underway after a man allegedly beat another man to death at a gas station in Rancho Cordova late Sunday night.

The incident happened just after 10:15 p.m. at the ARCO station near Zinfandel and Olson drives.

Anthony Cervantes
Anthony Cervantes' booking photo. Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

Two men apparently got into a fight, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office says, but exactly what started the altercation is unknown at this point. One of the men then fell to the ground during the fight while the other walked away.

Deputies who responded to the scene started first aid, but medics soon pronounced the man who fell dead.

The man who walked away was later detained by deputies. He has been identified as 38-year-old Anthony Cervantes. 

It appears the men did not know each other, deputies say. 

Cervantes has been booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of murder. He is not eligible for bail. 

The name of the man who died has not been released. 

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