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Near midnight on Sunday, April 5, police radio traffic indicated that a fight had broken out between two men on the 1300 block of Iris Avenue. A Hispanic male and a Hispanic female had been attempting to break into a car when its owner confronted the pair. According to witnesses, the two men were fighting and moving east on Iris Avenue, lunging at each other as though they both were wielding knives.

They stopped fighting mid block, and the male suspect fled with the female east on Iris Avenue. It appeared both men had been stabbed because deputies found blood trails going both east and west. They followed the one going east, through an apartment complex parking lot to Hemlock Street, the next street north. Deputies took samples of the blood. The car’s owner had substantial lacerations to his back and leg; he was rushed to USCD Medical Center, were he was expected to survive his injuries.

UPDATE: The suspect was not caught at the scene, but it is possible that he was taken into custody at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, as a dispatcher informed police that a stabbing victim had been brought in by a friend.

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