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Police arrest man in Escondido stabbing death

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 17:10:17-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- An Escondido man was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a man who was in a fight with his brother, police said.

According to Escondido Police, officers were called to the 1300 block of Magnolia Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. in response to a reported stabbing.

Citing evidence gathered at the scene and witness statements, police said Juan Reynoso arrived at a home and asked the person who answered the door if his family member was inside.

Police said that Reynoso “appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was acting disorderly in the front yard.” A fight then ensued between the resident and Reynoso, police stated.

According to police, Luis Ledesma “saw his brother in a fight with an unknown person.” Police said Ledesma grabbed a knife, went outside, and then “stabbed Reynoso in the chest.”

Reynoso, a 33-year-old Escondido resident, was transported to Palomar Medical Center for treatment, but he died from his injuries after arrival.

The 21-year-old Ledesma, also an Escondido resident, was arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Escondido Police Det. Ross Umstot at rumstot@escondido.org or 760-839-4463.