17-Year-Old Hurt in Oceanside Stabbing Pronounced Dead: PD

The case is now being investigated as a homicide, Oceanside police officers said

A teenager died hours after he was stabbed along with two other teenagers Saturday in Oceanside. Now, investigators have released a composite sketch of a possible suspect in the homicide case.

The 17-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was one of three injured Saturday around 1:18 a.m. on San Luis Rey Drive near Carmelo Drive, the Oceanside Police Department (OPD) said. 

Three teenagers - ages 17 and 18 - suffered from various stab wounds, police said. 

A 17-year-old and 18-year-old suffered minor wounds in the incident and were treated and released from a local hospital.

The third victim, however, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla in critical condition, police said. He was pronounced dead by doctors around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday. 

All three victims have been identified, but their names are not being released at this time, police said. 

Oceanside police continue to search for the unknown suspect in the case. He is described as a male adult in his mid-20s, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 pounds, with curly dark blonde hair. At the time, he was wearing a gray t-shirt and green or brown cargo pants. 

OPD detectives are investigating the case; no further details were released. Anyone with information can reach out to OPD Det. Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the department’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730.

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