SAN DIEGO – A man was taken into custody regarding the fatal stabbing of another man inside an apartment in East Village, San Diego Police stated on Thursday.
Officers from SDPD responded to an apartment complex on the 600 block of 14th Street shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, following a report by a man who had discovered his roommate covered in blood and unresponsive.
The victim, a 38-year-old man, had sustained multiple stab wounds to his head and upper body. Despite attempts by medics to save him, he was declared dead at the scene.
According to the police, while securing the crime scene, a woman in a neighboring apartment attracted the attention of officers from her window. She seemed frightened and communicated with the officers below using notes, indicating that her boyfriend was behaving aggressively and oddly.
Officers entered the woman’s apartment to ensure her well-being and located her boyfriend inside. The man had blood on him and minor injuries consistent with a struggle involving a cutting or stabbing object.
The man was held at the scene for an investigation related to domestic violence and was considered a person of interest in the homicide case.
Preliminary findings from the SDPD Homicide Unit revealed that the victim was inside his apartment when the suspect entered through an unlocked or open front door and launched the attack.
Though the motive behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, the police describe the assault as “random and unprovoked.”
After interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence, the man detained at the start of the investigation, identified as 25-year-old Maxwell Thomas Logan, was arrested early Thursday morning. He was booked into the San Diego County Jail on suspicion of murder and false imprisonment.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.