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SDSO: One detained following stabbing death of a man in Fallbrook

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Feb 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-10 02:31:44-05

FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) — A man was found dead in Fallbrook on Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a disconnected call for help at 1600 blocks of South Mission Road around 4:30 p.m. The press release said when deputies arrived, they found a man dead at the location.

Deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area after witnesses gave the deputies information about a possible suspect who fled from the area on foot with blood on his clothing, according to the release.

A foot pursuit ensued shortly after a neighbor reported a suspicious person in their yard. The release said deputies were able to detain the suspect safely.

The sheriff's department has not confirmed the victim's identity, and the next of kin has not been notified. This is an ongoing investigation, and homicide detectives are working to gather more information on the circumstances and motivation behind the man's death, according to the release.