Victim Fatally Stabbed 10-15 Times in City Heights: SDPD

Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed 10 to 15 times in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood. 

The stabbing happened at approximately 5:22 p.m. Tuesday on the 3600 block of 42nd Street, San Diego Police (SDPD) said.

Officers had been responding to a complaint of disturbance in a second floor apartment. When they arrived on scene, they found a 45-year old man suffering from multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. 

The victim was in critical condition when officials arrived, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

They detained a person believed to be the potential suspect, but the individual was later released. Police say the actual suspect is still at-large.

“He was holding an item in his hands. We haven't determined what that was. One person believed it was a potential change of clothes so if he was stabbing our victim that would explain him wanting to hide the items and fleeing at a high rate of speed that he did, “ SDPD Homicide Lt. Manny Del Toro said.

Witnesses described the suspect to be in his early 20's, between 130 and 160 pounds and wearing black shorts. He ran away on foot and was last seen jumping a fence near the property. 

Police say witnesses describe the suspect as a man who they have seen at the apartment before the incident. They believe the suspect could possibly be a roomate to the victim or even his son.

No further information was available. 

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