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San Bernardino man fatally stabbed by school acquaintance

Victim Anthony Fuentes, left, and suspect Manuel Barrios, right, are shown in these undated photos from the DMV. (San Bernardino Police Department)

March 20, 2014 6:34:20 AM PDT
A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death after getting into an argument with an acquaintance from school, San Bernardino police said.

Anthony Fuentes, of San Bernardino, was panhandling at Muscoy Liquor at about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday near Highland Avenue and California Street. He got into an argument with acquaintance Manuel Barrios, 22, at the liquor store, officials said.

When Fuentes tried to leave, Barrios allegedly followed him and a physical altercation ensued. That's when Barrios stabbed Fuentes several times, according to police.

Officers detained Barrios at the scene. Fuentes was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where died from his injuries.

Any person with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Det. John Munoz at (909) 384-5630 or Sgt. C. Williams at (909) 693-6665.

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