Suspect arrested in University City murder

From: San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit Press Release

Release Date: April 7, 2008

The suspect in yesterday’s murder in University City was arrested early this morning.

On Sunday, April 6, 2008, at approximately 3:25 p.m., 24-year-old Mark Lim went to a residence in the 7200 block of Werner Street and stabbed 71-year-old An Phung and a 43-year-old female. Lim’s former girlfriend lives at the Werner Street address but was not home at the time of the attack.

Detectives from Homicide Team I coordinated their investigation with detectives from the department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit and the State of California’s Department of Narcotic Enforcement. Detectives worked through the night to locate Lim, who fled from the murder scene.

At 5:15 a.m., Criminal Intelligence Unit detectives and Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement agents located Lim at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. Lim was arrested without incident. He is being processed at SDPD Headquarters and will be booked into County Jail for one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, and several domestic violence charges.

Previous Release

Police seek murder suspect from University City

Release Date: April 6

San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the murder of a male in a University City residence and are currently searching for the suspect.

At approximately 3:25 p.m., Sunday, April 6, Mark Lim, 24, went to the residence of his former girlfriend (in the 7200 block of Werner Street) and stabbed a 71-year-old male and a 43-year-old female. The stabbing victims are the grandfather and mother of the former girlfriend. The 71-year-old victim died at the scene, and the 43-year-old victim is undergoing surgery at a trauma center. Lim fled from the residence and is currently at large.

Lim is a Filipino-Chinese male, 5'3", 160-180 pounds (thick build), with a short, military-style haircut. He was last seen wearing a light brown & white, plaid, short-sleeve shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with knowledge of Lim’s whereabouts is encouraged to call police. Lim should be considered armed and dangerous.