Update March 8, 2018: The suspect has been identified as Dylan Poston, 26. He is being held without bail, charged with murder. The victim has been identified as Anderson Lopes, 24, an active-duty member of the U.S. Navy.
By Miriam Raftery
March 7, 2018 (El Cajon) – A man assaulted in his apartment at 13806 Pinkard Way in unincorporated El Cajon has died of his injuries. His wife called 911 on Tuesday night shortly after 10:30 p.m. to report her husband was injured and not breathing after an assault.
Sheriff’s deputies have detained a male subject at the scene and there are no outstanding suspects, according to Lieutenant Rich Williams with the Sheriff’s homicide detail.
Sheriff’s from the Lakeside substation and Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the scene. Deputies determined that both the man and wife had been stabbed.
The victim was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of family.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.