Escondido, CA

Fatal Stabbing near Washington and Ash

Tuesday night at about 7:21 p.m., the Escondido Police Communication Center received a 911 call of two males fighting in the area of Washington Ave. and Ash St. Officers arrived and located 19-year-old Alfredo Manzano of Escondido with a stab wound to the chest. Officers rendered medical aid until the Escondido Fire Dept. arrived and transported Manzano to the hospital. A short time later Manzano died from his injuries. Currently, there is no suspect description. Escondido Police  believe the incident is gang-related.

EPD Detectives and the Forensic Services Unit responded to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Det. O’Donnell at 760-839-4756.

4 responses to “Fatal Stabbing near Washington and Ash”

  1. Barbara Takahara says:

    Heartbreaking! In 2010 we lost Placido less than two blocks away. Life needs to offer more to these young men. I urge people to read, I American, by Rod Baza. Rod shares his life as an Escondido gang member. How do we offer hope and change to our young people?

    • Joel Laguna says:

      I remember Placido, He was one of the only people that helped us move when no one else was available to help us. Always such a nice person. Young people are lost, we need to help them find themselves.

    • Aster boy says:

      Placido was a true G may he rest in peace

  2. Robt O'Sullivan says:

    I will look for that book – thanks for letting us know the author’s background, Barbara

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