SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 55-year-old homeless man who suffered severe head injuries when he was beaten with a skateboard in North Park died Thursday after he was taken off life support, police said.
Arthur Angulo of San Diego was sleeping about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2800 block of El Cajon Boulevard when he was assaulted without apparent motive, sustaining "visible signs of major trauma to his upper body," San Diego police homicide Lt. Todd Griffin said.
"The attack was unprovoked," officer Tony Martinez said over the weekend.
Angulo was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where medical staff determined he would not survive and placed him on life support, Griffin said.
Detectives almost immediately began investigating the incident as a homicide even though Angulo was being kept on life support. Friday, he was "removed from life support and died in the hospital as the result of his injuries," Griffin said.
The suspect was described as a roughly 6-foot tall white man in his late teens or early 20s. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt and gray shorts. Initial information released over the weekend also indicated he may have had shoulder-length hair. He was last seen fleeing the scene in a white sedan, possibly a Honda.
Anyone with information regarding the attack was asked to call the SDPD's homicide unit at (619) 531-2293. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or online at sdcrimestoppers.org.
Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control today as part of the nationwide "March for Our Lives."
After two mistrials, a judge Friday dismissed felony DUI and hit-and-run charges against an oft-deported Mexican citizen accused of causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy returning home after a day at Disneyland with his family.
Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control this weekend as part of a nationwide "March for Our Lives."
A stabbing outside a Costco store in Carlsbad Friday left one person seriously injured and an acquaintance of the victim's in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
Congress gave President Donald Trump the $1.6 billion he wanted this year for his proposed "big, beautiful" border wall with Mexico but the headline number masks what he didn't get on one of his signature campaign promises.
Annual data from San Diego county medical services show an alarming number of local underage drinking deaths.
A man accused of killing his girlfriend -- a mother of two -- in the apartment they shared in the Mountain View neighborhood of San Diego must stand trial on murder and misdemeanor child endangerment charges, a judge ruled Friday.