CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - Two people were arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a 35-year-old man in front of a Carlsbad gas station, police said Tuesday.
At around 1:30 a.m., Carlsbad police responded to a report of two men arguing in the parking lot of an Arco ampm (810 Tamarack Ave.). According to police, the reporting party witness saw the altercation and then witnessed a man fall to the ground after being struck by another man.
The witness reported seeing the suspected attacker, described as a man with a thin build wearing a hoodie and backpack, run away from the scene.
When officers arrived, they found a man barely breathing with what appeared to be stab wounds on his body.
Life-saving measures were performed until paramedics arrived, and the man was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for further treatment.
However, the victim -- a 35-year-old white male -- died from his injuries at the hospital.
Carlsbad police said the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Jay Terry, and his 35-year-old companion Lee Ann Borrell were spotted in the 100 block of S. Pacific Street in Oceanside and were taken into custody.
According to police, Terry was arrested on suspicion of murder, while Borrell was arrested on drug-related charges and identity theft. Both were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
Police said it is believed Terry and the victim knew each other, but the details on what led to the stabbing remain under investigation.