A 19-year-old El Centro man was fatally stabbed Sunday on the east side of the city, and while police are continuing their search for a suspect, a teen-age girl was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact.
The stabbing occurred before 6:30 a.m. in the 200 block of East Olive Avenue.
Killed was Edward De La Cruz, who police think was involved in a confrontation with at least one person outside a friend's residence on Olive.
El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria, who said he could not release much detail in the case because of the effect it could have on the investigation, said the stabbing occurred during the confrontation.
De La Cruz was stabbed at least once in the upper chest with a sharp object.
When police arrived, they found De La Cruz on the south curb line as a person attempted to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.