OCEANSIDE — A 16-year-old suspect was arrested for the fatal stabbing that occurred in the 200 block of Mission Avenue on June 20.
At approximately 8:43 that evening police responded to a 911 call of an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in the beach parking lot west of the railroad tracks.
Officers arrived and located the victim, Jorge Basave, 17, who sustained at least one stab wound.
Firefighters responded, provided life saving measures and transported the victim to an area hospital.
Basave died as a result of his injuries.
Prior to the fatal stabbing, two groups of individuals were involved in a verbal confrontation. The confrontation escalated into a physical fight and the stabbing death of Basave.
An in-depth investigation over the last month revealed the identities of those present during the altercation, and the suspect believed to have inflicted the fatal stab wound.
The juvenile suspect is a documented gang member. He was booked into Juvenile Hall July 19.
The investigation is still ongoing. Police cannot release information about the suspected gang involved or the identity of the suspect.
Anyone with further information should contact Detective Wallace at (760) 435-4892 or the anonymous TIP line at (760) 435-4730.