SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Prosecutors declined to file charges Wednesday against a 74-year-old Lincoln Park man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for a run-in with a neighbor who was stabbed and struck with a broomstick.
A spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, Steve Walker, confirmed that prosecutors decided against bringing charges against Eugene McFarland in connection with the incident involving the 64-year-old neighbor last Friday night.
A prosecutor said there wasn't enough evidence to overcome McFarland's claim that he hit and stabbed his neighbor in self-defense.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, McFarland alleged the neighbor had been shooting at his cat and five kittens with a pellet gun, then got a dog to harass the cats when warned about using the pellet gun.
McFarland alleged the neighbor again sent his dogs after the cats Friday night, then came up to McFarland and hit him with his cane. McFarland said he stabbed the neighbor with a knife he had been using while gardening, the newspaper reported.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
An approaching winter storm is poised to open an "atmospheric river" of subtropical rain clouds on Southern California this week, but the San Diego area is expected to see just a fraction of that moisture, forecasters said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.