Man stabbed after arguing over pit bull

Posted at 10:10 AM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 13:10:41-04

A man was stabbed by another man during an argument over the assailant's pit bull dog early Saturday and his attacker remains at large, a San Diego police officer said.

The stabbing took place at 170 6th Ave. in the Gaslamp district of downtown San Diego about 1:45 a.m., SDPD Officer Robert Heims said.

The two men started arguing over the pit bull, Heims said. It's unclear what the argument was about at this point, but it escalated into a fist fight.

After the fight, the victim, a 25-year-old man, realized he had been stabbed in the abdomen.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and then transported to a hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, Heims said.

The assailant and his dog fled after the fight, Heims added. He was described as black, about 25-years-old, 5-foot-11 and weighing about 145 pounds. He also had short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored hat with an "A" on it.

Anyone with information on this suspect was asked to call the SDPD at 619-531-2000. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.