Suspect Arrested in Alley Stabbing Case

Francisco Castro, 28, is accused of stabbing and killing Christian Garcia, 30

Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man to death in an alley in Barrio Logan in plain daylight, the San Diego Police Department confirmed on Thursday.

Police say Francisco Castro, 28, has been booked into jail on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the deadly stabbing of San Diego resident Christian Garcia Veloria, 30.

According to investigators, Castro allegedly stabbed Veloria in the chest on Saturday around 3:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Newton Avenue and Sampson Street. By the time police arrived, Castro had fled the scene.

Investigators believe Veloria got into an altercation with Castro in a nearby alley. Police say Castro allegedly stabbed Veloria and chased him for a few blocks before the victim collapsed on the ground.

Officers found Veloria in the middle of the street suffering from critical stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly thereafter.

Police say a follow-up investigation turned up evidence that identified Castro as the suspect in this case. Further details were not released.

Castro is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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