San Diego

City's Smart Cameras Capture Photos of Downtown Stabbing Suspect, Victim ID'd

A man who died after being stabbed in the neck in downtown San Diego was identified Thursday as police continue to search for a suspect.

Kevin Leray Hughes, 56, was stabbed just before 6 p.m. near the intersection of 11th Avenue and Market Street, according to the San Diego Police Department.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police confirmed. 

Police on Wednesday released surveillance photos and a description of the suspect -- a man in his 20s wearing burgundy pants, a red hooded sweatshirt and a black undershirt. The suspect was seen carrying a black bag as he took off on foot. 

The surveillance photos came from a network of more than 3,000 sensors and cameras that have been placed throughout the city located on top of street lights or inside lamp posts.

Detectives told NBC 7 they have "tons" of footage of the suspect from both those city cameras and private businesses.

So far, the suspect has not been located. 

Anyone with information was asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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