FALLBROOK, Calif. — A man who was assaulted in North County on Thursday died from his injuries at a hospital, authorities said.
Deputies from the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Station received a call reporting an individual had been stabbed with a knife at the 5200 block of Mission Road around 1:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
Responding deputies located a man with what appeared to be a puncture wound to his upper chest. Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased despite life-saving efforts by staff.
The victim has since been identified by authorities as 39-year-old Manuel Jesus Aguirre.
The sheriff’s department said deputies searched the area where the assault occurred and located two male subjects hiding in nearby brush.
Witness statements and video surveillance obtained from local businesses confirmed the individuals detained were the suspects involved in the incident, according to authorities.
The suspects have been identified as brothers — 27-year-old Dionicio Miguel Figueroa and 38-year-old Carlos Miguel Figueroa. They have since been booked into the Vista Detention Facility on charges of murder.
The sheriff’s department said the suspect did not know Manuel prior to this incident.
It is unknown what type of object was used as a weapon during the assault. The motivation and circumstances are still under investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.