Police: Man stabbed in the chest during Southcrest fight dies

Posted at 2:46 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 21:33:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are investigating the murder of a man stabbed in the chest during a fight in San Diego's Southcrest neighborhood.

San Diego Police homicide detectives were called to the 3400 block of Newton Avenue Wednesday just before 11:30 a.m., near Interstate 15 and just a block away from Emerson/Bandini Elementary School. Police said they found a man stabbed in the chest at least once, following a fight at a homeless encampment under I-15.

The man died at UCSD Medical Center.

Police said they have the suspect accused of the murder in custody after several homeless people who witnessed the fight helped police track the suspect down at a nearby park.

Police have identified the victim but are not releasing his name. The suspect was only identified as a 30-year-old man by police.