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Man stabbed to death outside Encinitas home; Suspect detained

San Diego Sheriff
Posted at 10:42 AM, May 12, 2024

ENCINITAS (CNS) — A man was stabbed to death in Encinitas and a suspect was detained about half a mile away from the scene of the assault, authorities said Sunday.

Deputies responding about 10:15 p.m. Saturday to a report of an assault in the 300 block of Sprucewood Drive located a man with a stab wound, said Lt. Michael Krugh of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Paramedics rushed him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Krugh said.

"Deputies detained the suspect about half a mile away from the location of the crime,'' he said. "Sheriff's homicide detectives are conducting an investigation and gathering more evidence.''

Anyone with any information regarding the assault was urged to call the sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.