Oceanside police announced the arrest of a 16-year-old documented gang member in the stabbing death of a teenager last month.
Officials have identified the victim as Jorge Basave, 17, of Oceanside. They have said there is no indication that Basave was affiliated with a gang.
The stabbing happened Thursday, June 20 at 8:45 p.m. at a parking lot on Mission Avenue, just west of the railroad tracks.
According to homicide detectives, two groups of individuals were involved in a verbal confrontation prior to the stabbing.
Detectives have worked to identify the people present at the fight and believe they have the suspect who stabbed Basave in custody.
The suspect has been booked into Juvenile Hall facing one count of murder.
The Oceanside Police Department has set up an anonymous tip line for those witnesses who wish to come forward with more information about the incident. That number is (760) 435-4730.