SAN DIEGO, California – A tragic incident unfolded in a Rancho Bernardo home over the weekend when a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his 61-year-old stepfather to death. The San Diego Police Department announced the arrest on Monday, shedding light on the devastating consequences of an apparent argument that turned deadly.
The suspect, identified as Pablo Johnson, was taken into custody and booked into the San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. The victim, who was the suspect’s stepfather, has not been named pending family notifications.
The harrowing incident came to light when a neighbor reported the stabbing to police on Sunday evening. Responding officers found the victim in a rear bedroom with multiple stab wounds to his upper body. Despite their efforts to save him, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called in to investigate the tragic case of family violence. It was revealed that the victim and the suspect lived together at the residence, along with other family members. The fatal stabbing followed an apparent argument between the two, underscoring the devastating impact of domestic conflict.
In the wake of the arrest, Johnson was scheduled to be arraigned in Central Division Felony Court and was not eligible for release, according to jail records. Authorities urged anyone with information about the stabbing to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.
The horrifying incident serves as a poignant reminder of the ripple effects of family violence and the need for support and intervention in such situations. As the community grapples with the shocking loss, authorities continue their efforts to piece together the events that led to the tragic outcome.