Police search for man accused of deadly stabbing in Pacific Beach

SAN DIEGO -- A man in his 40s or 50s died at a hospital this morning from injuries he suffered in a fight in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego.

According to Lt. Anthony Dupree of the San Diego Police Department, officers responded to a call of an assault occurring in the 4300 block of Mission Boulevard about 1:10 a.m. and located the victim, who had trauma to his upper body.

The unidentified victim was taken to a hospital by San Diego Fire Department 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.

San Diego Police Homicide Lt. Anthony Dupree “Homicide unit was called to the scene, and currently investigating it as a murder,” said Dupree. “Once officers got on scene, they located a white male 45- 50 years old with stab wounds to his upper body. The officers performed lifesaving measures on him, until they were relieved by medics he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

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.

“There are cameras in this area. We’re searching those to see if it captured the incident. We have several witnesses we’re talking to at this point,” Dupree said.

Anyone with information about this deadly fight was asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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