SAN DIEGO — A man was stabbed to death in an apparent road rage incident downtown Saturday, and police were asking for the public’s help tracking down his killer.
Officers first responded to reports of a crash near First Avenue and Broadway a little before 3 p.m., San Diego Police said. When they arrived they found a woman providing first aid to a man who had been stabbed at least once.
The woman told investigators the victim had been arguing with another man over a “traffic dispute” a few blocks away. The victim then got into his car with the woman and tried to drive away, but lost consciousness and crashed into a light pole. It’s possible he didn’t realize he had been stabbed until the pair started driving away, authorities said.
The man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The woman was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries, along with a 14-year-old girl who received minor injuries after being hit by debris from the crash, authorities said.
The suspect was described as an Asian or Hispanic male with a stocky build, who is in his 30s or 40s. He was last seen driving a red compact sedan, police said.
The victim’s name has not been released, but authorities confirmed he was 33-years-old.
Anyone with information on the stabbing was encouraged to call SDPD’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.