Police officer stands with witnesses
A San Diego Police officer stands with witnesses at the crime scene in Pacific Beach. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man in his 40s to 50s died at a hospital Saturday morning from a stabbing he suffered in a fight in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego.

Officers responded to a call of an assault outside a 7-Eleven store in the 4300 block of Mission Boulevard about 1:10 a.m. and located the victim with stab wounds to his upper body, according to Lt. Anthony Dupree of the San Diego Police Department.

The unidentified victim was taken to a hospital by San Diego Fire-Rescue paramedics, where he later died, Dupree said.

A preliminary investigation determined the victim and another man got into a shouting match that escalated into a fight, resulting in the victim’s death, he said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s to 30s, last seen wearing a black shirt and dark jeans, carrying a skateboard and running from the scene, Dupree said.

Anyone with information about this deadly fight was asked to call the police homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.