Sheriff asking for info on fair stabbing on July 4


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a teenager wanted in connection with a stabbing that wounded a man at the San Diego County Fair during the Fourth of July holiday.

The stabbing occured just before 11 p.m. in front of the swing ride which was near the west gate area of the fair. A 22‐year‐old man was walking with a friend toward the exit when the victim had a fight with a teen. At some point during the fight, the victim was stabbed in his upper body. The suspect and victim do not know each other. The victim survived his injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 16 to 17 years old, 5’2” tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. He was wearing a dark ball cap with the letter “C,” a white T‐shirt, khaki shorts and white socks. The suspect was seen in the company of five other Hispanic men.

If you were at the county fair on the 4th of July holiday around the swing area near the west gate, deputies would like to hear from you regarding what you may have seen at the time of the stabbing. If you took photos or videos in this area around the time of the attack, detectives would also want to hear from you.

Anyone with information on this case should call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at 760-966‐3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580‐8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via