A man was fatally stabbed outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in San Diego’s Stockton area on Friday, police confirmed.
The stabbing happened around 3:10 p.m. in front of a KFC located at 3195 Market Street, near 32nd Street.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found several people rendering aid to a man who was lying on the ground, suffering from a life-threatening stab wound to the chest.
San Diego Police Department officials said the victim was taken to Mercy Hospital. By 5:30 p.m., officials confirmed the stabbing victim had died.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office later identified the victim as Jeffry John Rees, 25.
According to police, witnesses said Rees and several other unidentified men and women were involved in a fight with a man and woman who fled the scene in a blue sedan following the stabbing.
With a description from witnesses, police were able to track down the suspect vehicle. The man and woman inside the car were detained and taken to the SDPD homicide office for questioning.
As of 8:30 p.m., the pair was still being interviewed by investigators, officials said.
The deadly stabbing remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.