SAN DIEGO — Authorities reported that an individual became a victim of a stabbing following an escalated verbal argument in the East Village on Thursday. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. in the vicinity of 500 16th St.
According to the San Diego Police Department, the altercation began when one man engaged in a verbal dispute with another man concerning cigarettes. The disagreement took a violent turn as the assailant proceeded to stab the 35-year-old victim twice: once in the left abdomen and once in the right bicep.
The suspect swiftly fled the scene, heading westbound on Island Avenue. The SDPD described the suspect as a black man of approximately 5 feet, 10 inches in height. At the time, he was attired in a black shirt and black jeans.
Emergency services promptly transported the victim to the hospital, where his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.
The San Diego Police Central Division Detectives are currently investigating the incident. Individuals with any information pertaining to the stabbing are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.