Second homicide on Skyline Boulevard in two days

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Authorities are “actively looking into a connection” between two fatal stabbings that occurred in two days in a remote area of Skyline Boulevard in unincorporated San Mateo County. An arrest was made after deputies located the second homicide victim Tuesday night. The suspect has been identified as Malik Dosouqui, 26, of Pacifica.

The first homicide was uncovered Monday night about 11:09 p.m. when a sheriff’s deputy responding to an unrelated, non-emergency call found the body of a stabbed man in a dirt area west of Skyline Boulevard just north of Reid’s Roost Road. The discovery led to an investigation involving two SWAT teams, several tracking dogs, a helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft that searched for a suspect throughout the night into Tuesday afternoon. While the suspect wasn’t located, tracking dogs managed to located evidence believed to be related to the homicide, sheriff’s officials said. The victim of this homicide was identified as Abdulmalek Nagi Nasher, 32, of Pacifica, who worked as a cab driver.

The second homicide occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday night when detectives directed patrol deputies to respond back to the homicide scene for additional evidence, the sheriff’s office said. During the search at the scene about 11:55 p.m., deputies heard a person calling for help about 50 yards away and found a man suffering from stab wounds on the ground in a turnout off Skyline Boulevard. The victim, identified as , identified as John Sione Pekipaki, 31, died at the scene.

At the same time, near the scene in the remote area deputies saw a man fleeing in a vehicle who they believed to be the suspect. The vehicle was driving toward the victim and both deputies, prompting a deputy to open fire on the vehicle. The vehicle went off the roadway into a ditch. The suspect was taken into custody with a laceration to his arm, but was not struck by the gunfire, the sheriff’s office said.

“Investigators are actively looking into a connection between the two homicides,” the sheriff’s office said.

Further details were not immediately available.