A 50-year-old man who was assaulted with a large piece of cement in Balboa Park last week has died from his injuries, the San Diego Police Department confirmed.
The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was assaulted near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Cedar Street on Mar. 31 at around 3:30 a.m., according to police.
Investigators say an unknown suspect threw a large piece of cement at the victim, critically injuring him., and then fled the scene. The victim was hospitalized, but died from his injuries Saturday afternoon.
Officials say an autopsy will be performed on the victim, which will determine his exact cause of death.
Detectives have not yet found the suspect responsible for the deadly assault. The suspect, believed to be a transient, is described as a 6-foot-tall white male adult.
Investigators say the victim was living in the open space north of Interstate 5 and the northbound off-ramp to 6th Avenue at the time of the incident. It is unclear if the suspect lived nearby or if the pair knew each other. A motive for the assault has not yet been determined, officials said.
Detectives are in the process of locating witnesses and gathering information. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the SDPD homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.