Shakopee Police were on the scene of a murder investigation yesterday after a woman was found fatally stabbed outside a vehicle near downtown Shakopee. After a short period of time, a male was arrested in connection with the stabbing and arrested and jailed.

According to a press release from the Shakopee Police Department:

On July 28, 2021, at approximately 2:31 p.m., Shakopee Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing incident at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street.

Shakopee officers found 55-year-old America Mafalda Thayer of Shakopee on the sidewalk with stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers quickly apprehended 42-year-old Alexis Saborit of Shakopee on suspicion of second-degree murder. He is being held in the Scott County Jail pending charges.

At this time, investigators believe the suspect knew the victim and this wasn’t a random act.

Investigators from the Shakopee Police Department are investigating the death. The Minnesota BCA processed the crime scene.

The Shakopee Police Department also wants to express its appreciation to the agencies who responded to assist on the incident. The department would also like to extend its condolences to the family of the victim.

Anyone with information concerning this event may contact the Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400.

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