Man Fatally Stabbed in Escondido: Police

Authorities said the victim knocked on a random door in search of his relative, then later was in a fistfight with the home's resident

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A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing a 33-year-old man to death who had allegedly gotten into a fistfight with his brother in Escondido.

Luis Ledesma, 21, is accused of stabbing Juan Reynoso to death in front of a home in the 1300 block of Magnolia Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

When authorities arrived at the scene, Reynoso was found on the ground with multiple stab wounds, police said. The victim was rushed to Palomar Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Investigators learned from witnesses that Reynoso was searching for a family member and believed that individual lived in the area. After knocking on a random door in search of his relative, Reynoso spoke with the home's occupant.

Witnesses told authorities Reynoso was "acting disorderly in the front yard" and seemed to be under the influence. A fistfight then occurred and Escondido resident Luis Ledesma, 21, went to help his brother who was in the altercation.

Police said Ledesma got a knife and stabbed Reynoso in the chest. He was later arrested in connection to the man's murder, the Escondido Police Department said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Ross Umstot via email or by calling (760) 839-4463.

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