Unknown Suspect Wanted for Attempted Homicide

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police    Department’s Western Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect who stabbed a victim multiple times in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.  

On April 8, 2018, at 7:18 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing at the intersection of Richmond Street and University Avenue, in San Diego. Officers found a 51-year-old male lying on the sidewalk who was suffering from multiple stab wounds to his head and neck area.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The victim remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.    

Investigators learned that the suspect was walking in the area approximately thirty minutes before the attack and appeared to be looking to fight a random person.  The suspect originally threw a rock towards the victim and left the area.  The suspect later saw the victim walking and began stabbing the victim multiple times in the head and neck.  The suspect fled the area before police arrived.  

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35-years-old, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, thin build, wearing a dark colored baseball hat, dark gray sweatshirt, and gray sweatpants. 

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Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call San Diego Police Department’s Western Division at (619) 692-4820 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or mobile app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Sergeant Ken Impellizeri at (619) 692-4822 or email at kimpellizeri@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .