According to San Diego Police, a suspect who killed a man in Lincoln Park is on the lam. The suspect was identified as Michael Anderson, 35-years-of-age, who allegedly murdered 21-year-old Timothy Stewart on March 16. Initially, rescue teams transported Stewart to the Paradise Valley Hospital to obtain aid for injuries to his upper body. At the hospital, Steward succumbed to his injuries.
The incident took place on the 5000 block of Logan Avenue, authorities from the SDPD said. The SDPD has a description of Anderson as a 6-feet tall male who weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. The SDPD is asking the public to help if they have any information on where Anderson may be hiding out but warn that he is believed to be armed and dangerous.
San Diego Crime Statistics From January 2019 to August 2019
According to the City of San Diego’s Police Department crime statistic map, during the eight-month period between January 2019 through August 2019, the following took place:
- 31 murders
- 364 rapes
- 385 armed robberies
- 2,198 assaults
The East Village neighborhood had the highest number of murders during this timeframe. There are 3,086 individuals in the state of California who will lose their lives to guns every year. The state comes in at 44 for the most gun deaths when compared to the rest of the country. According to statistics, the state has 51% of their reported gun deaths from suicide, while 44% of gun deaths are from homicides. Across the nation, 61% of Americans kill themselves with guns, and the gun-related homicide rate is 35%.
There are 58 counties in the state of California. Of all the counties that call California home, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties have the highest gun violence and death rates. There are close to 1,500 deaths by gun homicide each year in the state, making California the 28th-highest for gun-related murders in the country. Black people are affected by gun violence the most. Black people have a 10 times higher rate of death by guns than white people.
Have You Been Charged With Murder and Need a San Diego Defense Attorney?
A felony is the most serious charge you can face, with first-degree felonies receiving the absolute highest punishment for crimes. Any individual who engages in terrorism, treason, murder, rape, arson, robbery, burglary, or kidnapping can be charged with a felony. When you are arrested for felony murder in California, you are looking at many years behind bars, with the potential of never being free. You may even face death.
The San Diego murder and homicide criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Boertje are available to answer your questions and work with you 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our Carlsbad criminal defense lawyers are here to speak with you and explain your legal options during a free consultation. Call (619) 229-1870 for our San Diego office or (760) 476-0901 for our Carlsbad location.