Homicide detectives investigating fatal stabbing in unincorporated El Cajon

EL CAJON (KUSI) — A suspect was detained by homicide detectives Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of a man inside his condominium south of Lake Jennings in unincorporated El Cajon.

Few details of the killing were immediately available, but sheriff’s officials said there were no outstanding suspects in the Tuesday night stabbing that left a man dead and his wife injured.

The victim’s wife called 911 just after 10:30 p.m. to report that her husband had been assaulted inside the couple’s condo at 13806 Pinkard Way and was not breathing, sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said.

Reports from the scene indicated the wife suffered less serious stab wounds while trying break up a fight between her husband and another man. The couple’s child was in the home at the time but was not physically harmed.

Lakeside Fire Department personnel from Station 3, located about 100 yards away from the complex on an Interstate 8 frontage road, treated the victim and then took him to a local hospital, where he later died, Williams said. His name was not immediately released.

The man deputies detained at the scene was being questioned, but had not been booked as of mid-morning. His relationship, if any, to the victims was unclear.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives took charge of the stabbing investigation and were seeking a search warrant in order to scour the apartment for evidence, Williams said.

Anyone with information about the slaying was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide detail at (858) 974-2321, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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