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San Diego Police release sketch of July attempted murder suspect

Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 18:06:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police have released a sketch of an attempted homicide suspect they say tried to rob a man at Emerald Hills Park last month.

On July 11 at about 2 p.m., a 23-year-old man was at Emerald Hills Park when an unknown suspect tried to grab his cell phone from a park table. A fight started between the man and suspect before the suspect displayed a box cutter and told the man, "I am going to kill you," police said.

The suspect stabbed the man in the left arm with the box cutter and strangled the man, before fleeing the scene. The suspect was last seen walking into a canyon near Kelton
Road and State Route 94.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and was treated for the cut to his left arm requiring 18 staples.

The suspect was described as a Black male, about 40 years old, standing about 6-feet tall, and weighing 170 pounds. He has a thin mustache and goatee, and had "Jaundice" or yellowing to the white portion of his eyes, police said.

The unknown man was last seen wearing a bright orange, flat-brimmed, snapback-style hat with a white-colored "C" on the front; an oversized navy hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, and a gray backpack with zebra stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-527-3530 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.