A spokesperson for the San Diego Police Department has confirmed the SDPD is on the lookout for an suspect who stabbed and killed a local resident.
The incident took place in Barrio Logan earlier this week. Police said it was at that time that they received a call about a nearby knife fight. Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Newton Avenue immediately.
First responders said they found one victim lying in the street. He had sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Doctors said their lifesaving efforts were not successful. The still unnamed man died a short time later.
Authorities have not said when they will release his name to the public.
SDPD investigators believe the fight started in a nearby alley. The suspect chased after the victim on foot until the man collapsed. At that point the assailant ran off.
Police have not said whether the incident was related to a drug deal gone bad, whether it was a robbery attempt, if the incident was random or if the men knew each other. Barrio Logan is an area frequented by gang members, and it unknown whether the stabbing has anything to do with gang-related activity or turf wars.
Authorities are reportedly asking anyone who has information that could lead to the identification and/or capture of the suspect to please call in an anonymous tip.
The suspect will be charged with murder and will be booked into the San Diego Central Jail. Bail will likely be set in excess of one million dollars. The cost for the defendant to arrange bail bonds will be 10%, or $100,000. This person’s friends or family will also need to secure the bond with real property.
The SDPD said they will be looking into all leads.