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Authorities seek tips on suspect who fatally stabbed man in East Village

San Diego police
Posted at 10:57 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 13:57:31-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities reached out to the public today for help in identifying and locating a suspect who fatally stabbed a 56-year-old man in downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood.

Dispatchers received a call shortly before 6 p.m. Monday from a person who reported a man down near the intersection of Market Street and 11th Avenue, San Diego police Lt. Chris Tivanian said.

Officers found the man suffering from trauma to his upper body.

Paramedics transported him to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Tivanian said. The victim's name was withheld pending notification of his family, the lieutenant said.

Investigators determined the victim was involved in an argument with a man who stabbed him, then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s who was last seen wearing burgundy pants, a red hooded sweatshirt and a black undershirt. He was also seen carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the suspect was urged to call the SDPD homicide unit at 619-531-2293, or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.