Man Wearing Women's Clothes Stabbed in Oceanside

Oceanside investigators search for a motive in the stabbing of a man in women's clothes

By Nicole Gonzales and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:42 AM PDT
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Around 8:30 p.m., Oceanside Police were called to the Rodeway Inn at 1100 N. Coast Highway for a stabbing. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.

Around 8:30 p.m., Oceanside Police were called to the Rodeway Inn at 1100 N. Coast Highway for a stabbing. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.

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An older male transient stabbed another male transient dressed in women's clothing in Oceanside late Tuesday officials said.

Around 8:30 p.m., Oceanside Police were called to the Rodeway Inn at 1100 N. Coast Highway for a stabbing.

Initial reports indicated the suspect used a large knife to wound the victim several times in front of the motel.

Detectives say at that point several employees from a restaurant across the street as well as passersby held the suspect until officers arrived.

One witness was legally carrying a gun, which compelled the suspect to stop his actions, according to police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene officials said. The suspect was placed in custody and taken to a nearby police station.

Officers are now looking at surveillance and trying to figure out a motive.
 

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