Man Fatally Stabbed in Ocean Beach Early Thursday

by on June 22, 2017 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

Crime scene on Bacon. Screen capture from NBC7

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Tragically, a man was stabbed last night on the streets of Ocean Beach who has since died of his wounds. Police are calling the fatal assault an “unprovoked attack” and are searching for the assailant.

Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22, police were called and told that one man was attacking another in the 1900 block of Bacon Street – near Newport Avenue. When they arrived on the scene, police found a man on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds to his upper body. They performed life-saving measures, got him into an ambulance and off to UC San Diego Medical Center – but he later died.

The victim was reportedly in his sixties, but has not been identified as of yet. Channel 10 reported that he was thought to be homeless.

The assailant was wearing a white or gray hooded sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans, police said.

SDPD Homicide Lieutenant Mike Holden told the press that witnesses say the victim and suspect had some kind of conversation before the attack. At this point police do not know of any motive.  Holden stated:

“What we know right now, this does appear to be an unprovoked attack.”

The suspect fled before police arrived. NBC7 reported that they spoke to at least one witness who said:

“I witnessed the man running away. Yeah it concerns me, and I hope that the man who did it is apprehended.”

Police are obviously at the beginning of their investigation, which will include questioning witnesses and checking surveillance cameras in the area.

Anyone with additional information on the case was asked to call homicide detectives at (619) 531-2321 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Sources:
NBCSanDiego

San Diego Patch

UPDATE: Go here.

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avatar Frank Gormlie June 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

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