NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – Authorities on Tuesday arrested a woman accused of stabbing another woman to death in National City.
National City police say they responded just after 3 p.m. to the area of 1800 Lanoitan Avenue after receiving 911 reports of a woman being assaulted inside of a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the woman unresponsive and injured with multiple stab wounds, National City police Sgt. Ken Springer said. It also appeared the vehicle had collided with another parked vehicle on the street, he said.
Witnesses told police that a female suspect ran away from the area traveling northbound.
According to Springer, a woman matching the description provided by witnesses was located in a nearby backyard with “blood all over her.”
“While officers were searching for the suspect there were additional witnesses that were pointing out behavior associated with somebody running and panicking that was addressed to the officers,” he said, “and the officers were given information that that person matched the description of the suspect that left the scene.”
Paramedics attempted to render aid to the victim, but they could not save her.
The suspect was detained by police and positively identified by witnesses, Springer said. She sustained minor injuries before being arrested. Neither the victim nor the suspect were publicly identified by police.
The motive for the crime has not yet been determined.
The victim’s vehicle was located with an Uber sticker on it. Police are investigating whether the victim was driving the car for Uber at the time of the stabbing.