A man was fatally stabbed in the parking lot of a Temecula Walmart Wednesday, possibly in a dispute over a parking space, though the circumstances were unclear.

“People are telling us it was a parking dispute; others are saying it was road rage. Our investigators are trying to find out what happened,” Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vasquez told City News Service.

The attack happened about 12:15 p.m. on the east side of the Walmart at 32225 Temecula Parkway.

According to Vasquez, the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was stabbed at least once and collapsed. The man was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Vasquez said the alleged perpetrator, identified only as an adult male, was detained without incident, along with several other people who were with him.

The Walmart remained open for business, although investigators cordoned off a section of the parking area to collect and process evidence.

“We’re speaking to witnesses inside and outside the store and looking at security camera tape as part of the investigation,” Vasquez said.

–City News Service

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.