San Diego

Man Dies in Stabbing at Pacific Beach Condo Complex

The victim knocked on a neighbor's door hoping to get help

A man was found stabbed multiple times in the hallway of a Pacific Beach condo complex Wednesday, San Diego police said. 

The suspect, a man believed to be the victim's nephew, was found inside one of the condo units and taken into custody, police said. 

Meanwhile, officers found a dog inside the unit with blood on its fur. The animal appeared to be unharmed, police said. 

A 911 call was made by a resident at the Plaza Condominiums on Diamond Street near Lamont Street at 1:18 a.m. 

The caller told dispatchers a man had been stabbed and ran into the hallway of the complex and knocked on their door.

When officers arrived, they found a 66-year-old man in the hallway with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. 

The man was rushed to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

A 37-year-old man was taken into custody. 

"The victim and the suspect lived together here on site. At this time, we believe our suspect is the victim's nephew," said Lt. Mike Holden 

Homicide investigators are trying to determine what led up to the stabbing. 

SDPD officials were working to notify the victim's family. They are withholding the victim's identity until they've informed the next of kin.

As for the dog found inside the condo, it's now at a local shelter until family members can be notified.

The blood was found on the dog's chest. But the animal did not appear to be hurt. 

"It's in good condition," said Lt. Kathleen Cleveland with County Animal Services. "Seemed to be happy to see us this morning and didn't seem to have any problems at all." 

If family members do not claim the dog, it will eventually be put up for adoption. 

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