Sheriff's Department Releases Surveillance Video in Fatal Fallbrook Stabbing

San Diego County Sheriff’s homicide investigators have released surveillance video of three suspects they believe stabbed a man multiple times in Fallbrook, in hopes of finding the men. 

Deputies are searching for the three unknown men in connection with the stabbing, which happened Jan. 22 when Hugh Pettigrew was walking home along the 400 block of Ammunition Road in Fallbrook at about 10:45 p.m. 

Pettigrew was walking west of the Albertson's grocery store when he was attacked and stabbed multiple times, deputies said. 

"Right now in the investigation we know that there were three assailants," said Lt. Kenn Nelson, with the SDSO. "They were either white or Hispanic males, late teens to early 20s. What their motive is, we've not confirmed. We kind of ruled out robbery at this point but we're still looking at all avenues."

After family members called 911, deputies from the Fallbrook substation and medical personnel responded. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died from complications from multiple stab wounds on Feb. 9, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said. 

Security footage shows the thee suspect appear to be in their late teens to early 20s, deputies said. The suspects were driven in the Albertson's parking lot by a female adult in her early 20s, deputies said. The suspect car is a 1997 red Honda Civic four door. 

"We have a few leads that we are following up on however, being a homicide investigation, there are quite a few details that we still need to piece together and we need the public's help," said Nelson.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the area or seen anything to please get in touch with them. You can reach the San Diego County Sheriff's homicide detail at 858-974-2321, or after hours at (858) 565-5200.

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