Man dies in downtown stabbing

SAN DIEGO -- Homicide detectives Tuesday were investigating a stabbing that left a man dead in downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood.

Dispatchers received a call shortly before 6 p.m. Monday from a person who reported a man down near the intersection of Market Street and 11th Avenue, San Diego police Lt. Chris Tivanian said.

Emergency personnel arrived and found the man suffering from trauma to his upper body, then paramedics transported him to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Tivanian said.

"The victim has not been identified, but (he) is a white male in his 40s to 50s," Tivanian said.

Investigators determined the victim was involved in an argument with another man, who stabbed him then fled the scene on foot, the lieutenant said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s who was last seen wearing burgundy pants, a red hooded sweatshirt and a black undershirt. He was also seen carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information about the slaying was urged to call the SDPD homicide unit at 619-531-2293, or the San Diego County Crime Stopper's anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

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