WATERBURY — A 23-year-old city man was stabbed to death Saturday morning during a road rage incident, police said.

Police said Shawn Delacruz, 23, and three passengers narrowly avoided a collision with another vehicle while driving in the area of Sperry Street early Saturday morning.

Following the near crash, Delacruz pursued the other vehicle, which police described as a “possibly light-colored” four-door car. Eventually the two cars came to a stop on Willow Street and Delacruz and the other driver started to argue, police said.

“During this argument, the suspect male stabbed Delacruz with a knife in the torso. The suspect then got into the other vehicle and departed the area,” said Lt. David Silverio, a police spokesman.

Police described the suspect as a 6-foot, Hispanic male with a stocky build. He was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans at the time of the incident, police said.

One of the passengers drove Delacruz to Waterbury Hospital, where he later died, police said.

On Monday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The homicide is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can call the detectives at 203-574-6941 or leave information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 203-755-1234.