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Homicide in 1300 block of W. Valley Pkwy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth

DATE: January 27, 2020                                                             PHONE: 760-839-4444


32-Year-Old Escondido Resident killed


On 01-27-20 at approximately 6:27 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a call of a stabbing at the Burger King in the 1300 block of W. Valley Pkwy.  Officers arrived on scene minutes later and located a 32-year-old male with an apparent stab wound to the neck.  The victim was taken to Palomar Medical Center by Escondido Fire Paramedics where he later died from the stab wound.

The assault began while the victim was seated on one of the patio tables outside of the Burger King.  An unidentified male suspect approached the victim where they appeared to have a brief interaction.  The male suspect was then seen swinging at the victim in a stabbing type motion.  The suspect left the area on foot.

The events leading up to the stabbing and any potential motives are still under investigation.  The suspect has not been identified or located at this time.  It is unknown if the victim and suspect were known to one another prior to the assault.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to the family.

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