Police Investigate Man Stabbed, Killed Near Chula Vista Homes

Police have made an arrest in the death of 28-year-old Jose Orozco who was stabbed in a Chula Vista neighborhood in the early hours of Wednesday.

Detectives say interviews with witnesses, canvassing the neighborhood and security camera footage led them to arrest 19-year-old Dashawn Ignacio Mitchell.

The Chula Vista Police Department said a fight broke out, between Orozco and Mitchell, on Flower Street at around 1:30 a.m. The street mainly runs through a residential neighborhood.

Officers said multiple people called 911 to report the fight that ended with Orozco sustaining a stab wound to his upper body.

CVPD arrived at the scene in the 500 block of Flower Street to find Orozco unresponsive. First responders performed life-saving measures but later pronounced him dead at the scene.

CVPD’s Crimes of Violence Unit, CVPD’s Crime Laboratory, and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Officer responded and are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call CVPD at (619) 691-5074.

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