Joe Andrew Cortez allegedly killed 44-year-old Rene Pressa of Chula Vista early Thursday. Cortez, a restaurant employee who worked with the victim, apparently was injured during the altercation and left a blood trail leading away from Pressa's Third Avenue apartment, CVPD Lt. Fritz Reber said.
The suspect was believed to have walked, barefoot and clad in shorts and a black tank top, to the U.S.-Mexico border before crossing into Baja California and returning home, the lieutenant said.
Police and U.S. Marshals Service personnel coordinated with Mexican authorities to arrest Cortez at his Tijuana residence, but he had fled by the time officers arrived.
The suspect was described as a 5-foot-5-inch, roughly 150-pound Latino with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or email the agency at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
A major construction project at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry was completed ahead of schedule early Monday morning.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials are increasing staffing levels in anticipation of increased fire activity.
It was a hopping good time in Balboa Park on Sunday at the 8th annual Bunnyfest. Hundreds joined the San Diego House Rabbit Society for a big playdate that's all for a good cause. The money raised Sunday will go towards helping the rabbit society find loving homes for their adoptable bunnies.
An early morning vegetation and trash fire at a homeless encampment threatened nearby condos and resulted in at least one injury Sunday.
After a fall-like and mild weekend, temperatures are expected to heat up around San Diego throughout the week.
The city's search for the next top cop is underway as police chief Shelly Zimmerman prepares to step down in March.
More than 200 surfers paddled out for a daunting day-long challenge Saturday inspired by young men in the community facing a far bigger one.
A semi-truck ran over a fire hydrant Saturday afternoon in Grant Hill causing a huge geyser to spray into the air. Luckily, firefighters were just minutes away at a community event and were able to put a stop to the water quickly.