A Wednesday evening spat between Ceres brothers in the 2300 block of Sixth Street turned deadly when one stabbed the other.
The 8:37 p.m. stabbing left a 60-year-old man dead. His identity has not made public.
Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. Keith Griebel said the victim was found with a puncture wound to the torso lying in front of his house. He was unresponsive and not breathing. Unsuccessful lifesaving procedures were initiated by police officers and taken over once ambulance paramedics and Ceres firefighters arrived.
Investigators say that Norman Krantz, 66, of Ceres was in a verbal altercation with his brother when it turned into a physical fight. Krantz allegedly produced a knife and stabbed his brother.
Krantz was arrested at the scene and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of homicide.