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Victim, suspect identified in deadly Gaslamp stabbing

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 18:08:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police have identified the victim and suspect involved in a deadly downtown stabbing on July 1.

According to police, 43-year-old Canthon E. Tripplett was stabbed on the 400 block of Fifth Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

When they arrived, officers found a companion of the man providing first aid. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died, police say.

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After investigating the stabbing, police learned that Tripplett was injured during a fight with two men on the sidewalk.

A man matching the description, David Zertuche, 30, was arrested for murder and has been booked into jail for the homicide.