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Witnesses Sought – Deadly Stabbing in Fallbrook

Fallbrook CA— Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are looking for witnesses in a deadly stabbing in Fallbrook. It happened on January 22, 2016 just before 11:00 p.m. in the 400 block of Ammunition Road near an Albertson’s grocery store.

Three men in their 20s attacked and stabbed Hugh Pettigrew as he was walking home. He died from his injuries at a hospital on February 9th.

Take a good look at this surveillance video

Witnesses Sought Fallbrook Stabbing – San Diego County Sheriff's Department from San Diego County Sheriff on Vimeo.

In the surveillance video, the three suspects can be seen walking in front of an SUV. A car was also seen pulling into a parking space as the suspects were returning to their car. Detectives would like to speak to the SUV driver and car driver as witnesses.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail and the Fallbrook Substation have been investigating the attack and need the public’s help. After reviewing security camera footage from surrounding businesses, detectives have determined the suspects in the attack to be three males in their late teens to early 20’s. They were driven to the Albertson’s parking lot by a female adult in her early 20’s. The vehicle they arrived in is a 1997 red Honda Civic four door.

Detectives are looking for anyone who lives in the area, was passing by or may have been in the Albertson’s parking lot and saw the suspects or witnessed any part of the incident, to come forward.

If you live in the area or recall being at the Albertson’s parking lot on January 22nd between 10:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m., you are urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321.

You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.