Argument over woman smoking near leaking propane leads to stabbing in Valencia Park

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 12:03:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are investigating after an argument led to a stabbing in San Diego’s Valencia Park neighborhood.

According to police, two women got into an argument on the 5100 block of Imperial Avenue around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Police say one of the women was upset that the other was smoking near a leaking propane tank.

After the argument escalated, one of the women challenged the other to a fight before producing a kitchen knife and stabbing the other.

The victim received a laceration on her left forearm but refused medical treatment. The suspect, a 58-year-old only knows as “Carmela” fled the scene on foot.