Man accused in stabbing near homeless shelter charged

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SAN DIEGO — A man accused of stabbing another man during an argument outside St. Vincent de Paul Village pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Christopher Anderson, 32, was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

The defendant is accused of stabbing 36-year-old Rashad Burns during a three-person scuffle Sunday morning in front of St. Vincent de Paul Village at 1501 Imperial Ave.

San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said Anderson had an argument with Burns and that a third man, 48-year-old Marvin Wells, got involved in the melee. During the argument, Wells punched Burns, then Anderson stabbed Burns, Cali said, adding that Burns fled but collapsed nearby.

Anderson will be back in court Jan. 11 for a readiness conference. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 13.

St. Vincent de Paul is a 3.5-block campus in East Village, serving families and single people, including chronically homeless individuals, veterans, and people living with addictions or mental illness. The Village also manages 362 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for the homeless.

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