An assault in a Southcrest-area transient camp left one man dead Wednesday and another in custody.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m., San Diego police received a 911 call reporting an injured person off the 3400 block of Newton Avenue, Lt. Todd Griffin said.
Witnesses led patrol officers into a makeshift camp underneath a raised stretch of state Route 15, where they found a man who appeared to have been stabbed at least once in the chest, Griffin said.
Medics rendered first aid to the victim at the scene before taking him to UCSD Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
“The victim has been tentatively identified, but his name will not be released until his identity has been confirmed and family has been notified,” the lieutenant said.
Directed by bystanders to a nearby park, officers found and detained a 30-year-old man matching the description of the assailant. Witnesses identified him as the suspected assailant, and he was arrested.
The suspect also has been tentatively identified. As with the victim, his name will be withheld until it is confirmed by detectives, according to Griffin.
Officials disclosed no suspected motive for the slaying.
–City News Service
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