SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police in Santa Ana were searching Saturday for two men connected to the stabbing death of a restaurant patron.
The victim, whose name was being withheld until next of kin was notified, was dining at the El Chile Picante restaurant at 1900 Main Street, according to investigators.
The man got into an argument with two other men who tried to drag him from the restaurant, a witness said.
The 26-year-old man was able to fight them off, and the suspects left but waited outside the eatery.
When the victim eventually exited, the men chased him down and stabbed him near the intersection of Commercial and Main streets.
The victim was transported to Western Medical Center, where he later died.