Suspect Arrested in City Heights Fatal Stabbing: SDPD

Ismael Beltran, 22, allegedly stabbed the victim 10 to 15 times inside an apartment

A City Heights man found stabbed more than a dozen times was attacked by his son, San Diego Police Department (SDPD) alleged Wednesday.

Francisco Javier Beltran, 42, was found suffering from 10 to 15 stab wounds Tuesday inside an apartment on the 3600 block of 42nd Street. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Police told NBC 7 that witnesses describe the suspect as a man whom 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.

The next day, SDPD officers arrested the victim's son, 22-year-old Ismael Beltran, on an unrelated arrest warrant. The younger Beltran is accused of beating a 72-year-old male on a city bus, police said.

In a news release, SDPD homicide detectives say they believe Ismael Beltran was responsible for his father’s death.

He's been was booked into San Diego County Jail for murder and the outstanding warrant, police said.

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