SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 34-year-old San Diego man was in custody Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a 52-year-old man to death in downtown.
Justin James St. John is suspected of stabbing the victim in the 600 block of Market Street about 5 p.m. Thursday, according to San Diego police.
The victim, whose name was withheld, died in a hospital a few hours later.
St. John was jailed Monday on suspicion of an unrelated narcotics charge and charged with murder on Tuesday, homicide Lt. Mike Hastings said.
The lieutenant did not immediately release how police came to suspect St. John in the killing, or the nature of his relationship, if any, with the victim.
St. John was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, Hastings said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.