Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Matt Barnes' Aunt

The man is accused of stabbing to death the basketball player's aunt earlier this month

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    Sacramento Police Department
    Michael Williams, 51, was arrested in Sacramento Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Sacramento police said.

    Police in Northern California on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes, officials said.

    Michael Williams, 51, was arrested in Sacramento after a citizen tipped off police, Sacramento Police Officer Michele Gigante said.

    Williams is accused of stabbing to death Matt Barnes' aunt on July 8, police said.

    Barnes posted a photo on Instagram last week allegedly of Williams, begging for his fans and the public to help find him.

    "Reposting this pic as I ask for your continued help to FIND THE MAN who brutally killed my aunt..." the post read.

    The post continued: "Now I wanna thank ALL the people who have sent their prayers & condolences, my family & I really do appreciate the love & support from you guys!"

    Sacramento police were expected to release a booking photo later Wednesday.

    It was not immediately clear whether Williams had obtained a lawyer.