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.
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One person was hospitalized Tuesday after a two-alarm fire broke out at a mixed use building in the Mission Beach area, authorities said.
A vehicle crashed into a wall Tuesday morning, rupturing a natural gas line and prompting the evacuation of about 70 people who live in the Logan Heights area, authorities said.
The City of San Diego will honor In-N-Out Burger on Tuesday by proclaiming Oct. 16 to be In-N-Out Burger 70th Anniversary Day.
Residents in Clairemont on Monday expressed their opposition to a proposed affordable housing project.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and warm temperatures will persist Tuesday, with a red flag fire warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County.
A mother on Monday made a desperate plea to have her son released from a Mexican hospital and transported to San Diego.
Warm temperatures will continue warming up through the weekend. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds. Offshore flow will weaken Wednesday.