One Dead After Stabbing in Downtown San Diego

One person has died and a suspect is in custody after an early morning stabbing in Downtown San Diego as officials work to gather clues at the scene of the crime. 

The stabbing happened around 3:16 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Broadway in Downtown San Diego and a short time later, homicide detectives came out to investigate.

Police said they responded to a radio call of a 43-year-old victim who had been stabbed and found the man on the sidewalk, suffering from stab wounds to his upper torso. 

Officers tried to render aid to the victim. He was taken to the local hospital and he was pronounced dead later. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim had been in a verbal altercation with another man when he was stabbed. 

Police said they took 64-year-old Santiago Gonzalez Abraham Jr. of San Diego into custody at the scene as a suspect. He has been booked into San Diego County Jail for murder and will be arraigned Wednesday July 1. 

As investigators work, the block of Broadway between 4th and 5th Avenue will be closed. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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