Police identify East Village stabbing victim as Navy sailor

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An active-duty Navy sailor died at the hands of his partner in an East Village apartment building New Year’s Day, according to San Diego Police.

Investigators say Terry Benson stabbed 28-year-old serviceman James Hearn, in the hallway of the Market St. Village Apartments at 699 14th St.

Officers got a call about a man down in a 5th floor hallway and found Hearn suffering from wounds to his upper torso. Hearn died at the scene.

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Police arrested Benson in the building just after the stabbing.

The motive is unknown at this time.

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