A 41-year-old man was fatally stabbed in his estranged wife’s Concord home this morning and another man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, a police captain said.The stabbing happened at about 10:30 a.m. in a home in the 3500 block of Concord Boulevard and is the first homicide in the city this year, Capt. Brian Wiesendanger said.He said a witness called police and provided a description of the suspect’s vehicle and that an officer responding to the stabbing witnessed it leaving the area. The officer managed to quickly stop and apprehend 41-year-old James Edward Griffin of Oakland,Wiesendanger said.Officers who entered the home found Robert Shaner, 43, of Concord suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.Police said it appears Shaner had spent the night at his estranged wife’s home. In the morning, Griffin, a friend of Shaner’s wife, arrived. Shaner and Griffin became involved in an argument, which escalated into a physical altercation in which Shaner was stabbed, police said. Wiesendanger said Shaner’s wife was at the home, but didn’t say whether she witnessed the stabbing.Griffin was arrested on suspicion of murder.
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