Two men arraigned in Gaslamp stabbing murder

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 21:06:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two men were formally charged Thursday on suspicion of the stabbing death of a Camp Pendleton Marine in the Gaslamp District.

Prosecutors say Jose Esqueda and Jeff Holliday fought with 21-year-old Ryan Harris on Island Ave. near J St. last Friday.

Police found Harris with stab wounds to his upper torso. Harris died at the scene.

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A second victim suffered stab wounds to his chest and back but is expected to survive.

Esqueda and Holliday were arrested Saturday night. Prosecutors say the men are linked to other attacks in Chula Vista and Pacific Beach.  Both are being held without bail.

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City News Service contributed to this report.