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Police Say Man's Fatal Stabbing in North Park Was Not a Hate Crime

San Diego police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Monday in North Park.

The victim's family believes this was a hate crime. They say their son was targeted because he is gay. Police say they were not aware the victim was gay.

SDPD Homicide Lt. Mike Holden told NBC 7 there is no evidence indicating this was a hate crime. On Tuesday, police arrested a suspect in the Marina area of San Diego. 

Officers were called to the area of University and Utah around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. They found the victim on the ground with injuries to his upper body. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives were called to start an investigation. The victim was 38 years old. NBC 7's latest coverage of this homicide case is available here.

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