Big Bear City, CA, May 18, 2016 – On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 2:05 p.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of the 2100 block of E. State Lane. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim who was suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Witnesses advised deputies that a male suspect had fled the location of the stabbing and was believed to be at a residence in the 2100 block of E. Third Lane. Deputies responded to that location and located the male suspect. The suspect was identified as 46 year old Joseph Vaughn and he was immediately detained by deputies. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the location to conduct the investigation. Through investigation, Joseph Vaughn was determined to be responsible for the death of the victim. Vaughn was arrested without incident, transported and booked into the Big Bear Jail for PC 187 Murder. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Nick Clark or Sergeant David Johnson at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at WETIP.