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Man stabbed to death in downtown San Diego

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 14:54:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was stabbed to death in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter early Wednesday morning, and police say one person was detained in connection with the incident.

At around 2:30 a.m., San Diego police responded to reports of a stabbing in the 400 block of Fifth Avenue, near J Street.

When officers arrived, they saw a man in his 40s with a stab wound on his chest lying on the ground with a woman trying to keep pressure on the injury.

The victim was rushed to UC San Diego Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

After the victim gave police a description of the attacker, officers spotted and then apprehended a man believed to be linked to the stabbing.

ABC 10News learned the man was detained for questioning.

SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said the incident is under investigation, but it appeared the stabbing took place following an exchange of words between the victim and his friends and another group of people.