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A man who was fatally stabbed during a fight with another man in the Lower Haight Friday morning has been identified, according to the Chron.

Police were called to an altercation at about 10:50 a.m. near the intersection of Fillmore and Page streets, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza told Bay City News’s Dan McMenamin.

A man in his early 50s wielding a shovel began to assault another man, who responded by stabbing the other man with a knife, Esparza said.

Both suspects were taken to a hospital where the man who was stabbed was later pronounced dead, according to Esparza. That man was identified by the medical examiner’s office today as 53-year-old Anthony Jones, a San Francisco resident.

The knife-wielding man, who is in his 40s, has been arrested and remains hospitalized.

He said investigators are still trying to determine if the stabbing was a case of self-defense.

“I can’t speculate,” Esparza said on Saturday. “The matter is still under investigation.”

There were numerous witnesses to the fight who police hope will shed more light on what happened, Esparza said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s homicide unit at (415) 553-1145 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. Tips can also be sent via text message to TIP411.

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