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Update: Teen dies in Oceanside stabbing


10:46 a.m. OCT. 23 | A 17-year-old boy died a day after he and two others were stabbed near the San Luis Rey River east of the Oceanside Harbor, and police today released a composite sketch of the killer.

The attack on the trio — two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man — was reported about 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of San Luis Rey Drive, according to Oceanside police, who did not give a possible motive.

The 17-year-old with the most serious wounds was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m. Sunday by doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, OPD spokesman Tom Bussey said. His name was withheld by police, who cited the ongoing investigation.

The teen’s companions were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, according to police.

The suspect was described as a roughly 5-foot-11-inch, 160-pound white man in his mid 20s, with dark, curly blond hair. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and brown cargo shorts.

Anyone with information helpful in the homicide investigation was asked to contact Detective Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748, or the police department’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730.


10:14 a.m. OCT. 21 | OCEANSIDE — A stabbing incident in Oceanside early today critically injured a teenager, while two others escaped with less-serious injuries.

At 1:18 a.m., police responded to a radio call of a stabbing in the 400 block of San Luis Rey Drive, according to Lt. George Darrah of the Oceanside Police Department. Responding officers found three victims — two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man.

All three were taken to a nearby hospital. One of the 17-year-old victims sustained life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition today, according to Darrah.

The other two victims received only minor injuries, and were treated and released from the hospital, Darrah said.

The victims were all identified, but their names were not released.

Detectives from the Oceanside Police Investigations Division were conducting a follow-up investigation today, Darrah said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident was encouraged to either contact Detective Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the police department’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730.

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