Detectives Tuesday were searching for two suspects who allegedly stabbed and beat their victim with his own skateboard during a fight in downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood, police said.
The suspects, victim and two others were walking together around 7:30 p.m. Monday near 13th Street and Island Avenue when “words were exchanged and a fight broke out,” San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said.
One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s skateboard and struck him with it, Buttle said. The other suspect allegedly pulled out a small knife and stabbed the victim in his right arm.
Witnesses last saw the suspects running eastbound on Market Street toward Sherman Heights, Buttle said. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The suspect who allegedly used the skateboard in the attack was described as a roughly 5-feet-10-inch Hispanic man with a medium build and a ponytail, and dressed in all black. The knife-wielding suspect was described as a 6-feet-3-inch to 6-feet-5-inch black man with a thin build and short afro. He was wearing khaki pants and a black-and-blue shirt.
Central Division detectives were investigating the attack.
—City News Service