Suspect arrested in El Cajon killing

EL CAJON - Police have arrested a man after a fatal stabbing at an El Cajon hotel room last week.

El Cajon police reported Monday that a man was in custody in connection with the July 30 stabbing at the Villa Embasadora Hotel at 1556 East Main St.

The 28-year-old victim was found stabbed in a hotel room after police responded to a 911 call that evening about a fight. He was taken to a local hospital, but later died.

His name has not been released.

Witnesses told detectives a shirtless black man with what appeared to be blood on him was seen leaving the scene. Detectives later located the man, police said. He is being held on a flash incarceration while investigators consider if any charges will be filed.

No other suspects are being sought, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident should call police at 619-579-3311.

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