UPDATED: Teenager stabbed Saturday evening at La Jolla house party


By Pat Sherman

San Diego police are investigating the stabbing of a high school boy Saturday night at a house party in the 500 block of Fern Glen, just east of La Jolla Boulevard.

Police report that sometime before 11:30 p.m. two young men tried to force their way into a party on Fern Glen, attended by 35 or more high school students. They were told to leave by people hosting the party and a fight ensued.

Police said the victim was stabbed twice in the back by at least one of the crashers.

The boy, who was later taken by friends to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for treatment, is expected to survive, police officer David Stafford said. Police said the suspects are described as 17- to 20-year-old Asian males, both with thin, 5-foot, 8-inch builds and last seen wearing gray baseball caps.

Residents on Monday told the

La Jolla Light

the commotion began Saturday evening at around 11 p.m. at a house adjacent a parking lot used by La Jolla Lutheran Church.

One resident said she called police to report a disturbance in the backyard of the home.

“I called the cops at 11 p.m. and they were here like two minutes later, and then it was quiet from that point on,” the resident said. “This is a beach rental and there’s always a bunch of people who rent it and stand outside and drink beer — that’s not unusual. But they wouldn’t shut up so I called the cops.”

Police Lt. Andra Brown confirmed that police were called to the scene, though she said “the units that showed up were unable to locate anything or anyone and cleared.”

It is not known whether adults were at the party, she said. SDPD was not alerted to the stabbing by hospital staff until “way after the fact,” Brown added.

A couple who live several houses east on the block reported a confrontation between two large groups of youth walking toward each other also around 11 p.m. Saturday. They said a racial epithet caused a fight between three of the youth to break out in the middle of the block. The couple doesn’t believe the youth were from La Jolla.

“We came out on our deck and you could see a ton of people ... running up and down the (south) side of the street,” they said.

By the time the police appeared, they said, the youth had dispersed.

No one answered the door Monday at the rental home in question where residents say the party occurred.

San Diego police asked anyone with information regarding the attack to call (888) 540-8477.