Neighbor arrested after deadly stabbing in North County suburb

SAN DIEGO -- Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing at a home on High Park Lane in Rancho Penasquitos.

Richard Dale Munsinger, 72, was pronounced dead at a hospital and 54-year-old Howard Forrest Lowe was taken into custody after the stabbing, the San Diego Police Department confirmed.

Police told FOX 5 that just before 2 p.m. they got a call from someone saying that a man had been stabbed in the neck.

When officers arrived at the scene, they said they found Munsinger unresponsive and bleeding from the neck. Officers tried to aid the man before he was rushed to the hospital.

Lowe was arrested as he rode a bicycle near the scene shortly after the stabbing, according to police. He was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives told FOX 5 that the two men had been neighbors.

"I'm shocked because this is our neighbor," Linda Perris said.

Perris said Munsinger and his wife have lived in their home for years.

“Who is going to take care of [his] wife? His wife is ill, too,” Perris said.

Neighbors described Munsinger as friendly and recall often seeing him riding his motorized bike.

Homicide detectives said at this time, a motive for the attack is unclear.