A fight turned deadly when a 38-year-old resident was fatally stabbed by another man Thursday.
A possible suspect was later detained. He was taken to a hospital because he has a stab wound. The unidentified man hasn’t been interviewed by detectives, according to sheriff’s department spokeswoman Deputy Kim Manatt.
The fatal encounter happened at 1:48 p.m. in the 3600 block of Shadyglen Drive which is in the unincorporated county area near Covina.
Deputies who responded to the stabbing found the victim lying facedown in his backyard.
Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
According to witnesses, Manatt said the victim argued with the suspect and it escalated into a fight. The victim was allegedly stabbed several times.
Deputies closed off surrounding streets and searched the area.
Covina Police Sgt. Ray Marquez said two schools, Royal Oak Middle School at 303 S. Glendora Ave. and Sierra Vista at 777 E. Puente Ave., were placed on lockdown for about an hour.
Deputies didn’t say if the suspect was found later or if he turned himself in.
– Ruby Gonzales