February 25, 2024
A San Diego Police cruiser. Picture by Chris Stone

A 25-year-old man was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of attacking an East Village resident in his house and stabbing him to dying.

Maxwell Thomas Logan of San Diego was arrested early Thursday for allegedly killing the 38-year-old sufferer in a rental residence within the 600 block of 14th Avenue Wednesday, in line with the San Diego Police Division.

A 911 caller reported discovering his roommate useless of their house, south of San Diego Metropolis School, at about 10:45 p.m., Lt. Steve Shebloski mentioned. The title of the sufferer, who had suffered stab wounds to his head and higher physique, has been withheld pending household notification.

As officers cordoned off the world, a girl in one other house flagged them down from her window.

“She appeared frightened and handed notes to officers on the road beneath, (informing them) that her boyfriend was performing violent and unusual,” Shebloski mentioned. “Officers checked the welfare of the (lady) at her house and positioned (Logan) inside. (He) had blood on his particular person and minor accidents that had been in keeping with being in some sort of confrontation the place a slicing or stabbing object was used.”

Logan was detained because of the alleged home violence and as a attainable suspect within the slaying. Detectives arrested him hours later.

“Though it’s early within the investigation, detectives (imagine) the sufferer was at house when the (assailant) entered his house by way of an unlocked or open entrance door and attacked him,” Shebloski mentioned. “At this early stage within the investigation, the precise motive for the assault is undetermined. Nonetheless, this assault seems to (have been) random and unprovoked.”

Not less than two feminine residents of the house constructing reported seeing an individual matching the suspect’s description behaving in a suspicious method across the time of the killing. The person assaulted considered one of them, in line with police.

Logan was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of homicide and false imprisonment. He was being held with out bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.

– Metropolis Information Service