Transient stabbed because of flashlight argument

Suspect: White male, short black hair, goatee
Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 14:23:51-04

An argument over a flashlight near a homeless encampment in Mission Valley ended with the stabbing of a transient and the suspect still at large, according to police.

The 34-year-old victim was stabbed in his right hand and back in the argument, in the 2100 block of Fenton Parkway.

Good Samaritans helped him get to a nearby trolley stop, where they called police, Officer Robert Heims said.

Paramedics responded to the stabbing shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday and took the victim to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Heims said.

The suspect was described as a white male with a knife, 25 years old, 175-180 pounds, with short black hair and a goatee. He was wearing a white shirt and beige cargo shorts.