NATIONAL CITY -- One man was behind bars and a second was being sought by police in connection with the stabbing death of a 25-year-old San Diego man during a fight over the weekend in National City.
Eduardo Ortega Jr. was stabbed to death during a fight in the area of Highland Avenue and East 2nd Street at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The following afternoon, Eleazar Mariscal, 34, was arrested on suspicion of his murder at an address on Epsilon Street in San Diego's Shelltown neighborhood, according to National City police.
However, a second suspect in Ortega's death -- 19-year-old Enrique Cruz Pompa of San Diego -- was able to evade arrest Tuesday in Mountain View.
Pompa was apparently able to get the slip on detectives who were searching for him in the vicinity of 33rd Street and Ocean View Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.
Detectives closing in saw Pompa and a second man drive by in a white Chevrolet pickup truck and sent a patrol car after them, but they were able to get away, police said. The truck was later found abandoned.
Police said Pompa and his companion fled through drainage ditches and yards. Neither man was located in a subsequent search.
Pompa was described as a Hispanic, about 5 feet 8, 180 pounds and stocky with shoulder-length black hair. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Pompa's whereabouts was asked to call police at 619-336-4411.