Suspect in Southcrest fatal stabbing arrested
Man arrested on suspicion of murder
Last Updated: 233 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A 38-year-old man was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a man in San Diego's Southcrest neighborhood, police said.
Rafael Felipe Solano was arrested Monday at his San Diego County residence in connection with the Aug. 12 death of 51-year-old Eugene Smith, according to San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran.
Smith was found with several stab wounds in the middle of 42nd Street, just south of Gamma Street, just before 5:15 p.m. Aug. 12, the homicide lieutenant said in a statement. He was pronounced dead at the scene about a half-hour later.
Investigators later learned Smith was involved in a fight with two other men, Duran said, noting the others fled in a silver sedan as Smith collapsed in the street. Police were still looking for a second man and a woman who drove the sedan.
The motive for the fight was under investigation.
Solano was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder. He could be arraigned as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.
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