EAST VILLAGE (CNS) - Three men Sunday afternoon were involved in an argument outside St. Vincent de Paul Village which culminated in one man being stabbed and taken to a hospital, and the other two in police custody.
The incident was reported at 9:49 a.m. at the corner of 14th and Imperial avenues near Petco Park, San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said.
Cali said Christopher Anderson, 33, had an argument with Rashad Burns, 36, in front of St. Vincent de Paul Village at 1501 Imperial Ave. Cali said a third man, Marvin Wells, 48, was present during the altercation and got involved in the melee.
"During the argument, Wells punched Burns, then Anderson stabbed Burns twice," Cali said. "Burns fled the scene and collapsed near 14th and Imperial avenues. Anderson and Wells were both taken into custody by police."
The stabbing victim, Burns, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Cali said.
Central Division was investigating.
St. Vincent de Paul Village is a 3.5-block campus in East Village downtown serving families and single women and men including chronically homeless individuals, veterans and people living with addiction or mental illness. The Village also manages 362 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for the homeless.