Man Stabbed in Gaslamp Area After Night Out

View Comments ()




    A man was stabbed in a downtown San Diego parking structure early Saturday morning after he witnessed two suspects breaking into his car, police said.

    According to authorities, the incident began around 1:30 a.m. at a parking structure on the corner of 7th Avenue and Market Street in the Gaslamp area.

    A man in his 20s and his companions were returning from a night out when they allegedly saw two male suspects breaking into their car in the parking structure, rifling through the trunk of the vehicle.

    The victim confronted the suspects and they fled the scene. The victim then chased them down toward G Street and was stabbed by one of the suspects, police said.

    The stabbing victim sustained non-life threatening wounds to his neck, arm and chest. He was taken to a hospital.

    SDPD Lt. Paul Rorrison said the main stabbing suspect is described as a thin black male in his early 20s with gold-tipped dreadlocks. He was wearing baggy jeans. The stabbing weapon is believed to be a box-cutter, Rorrison said.

    The second suspect is described as a thin black male in his early 20s wearing a black beanie cap, purple jacket and baggy jeans.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 540-8477.

    Follow NBC7 for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts