The discovery of an unconscious and critically injured man early Monday has prompted an investigation by homicide detectives in San Diego’s East Village.
San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings said the man, described as 58 years old, may have been the victim of a serious car accident or an attempted homicide.
He was discovered around 6 a.m. in the 300-block of 15th Street.
Witnesses flagged down police officers in the south alley of 1400 J Street telling them there was an unconscious man lying on the ground, officials said.
Hastings said the victim had “significant blunt force trauma to his upper extremities” but investigators are not sure what caused the injuries.
“We’re having to go back in video and all other investigative tools to ascertain exactly what occurred,” Hastings said.
The man was transported to UC San Diego Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.
While investigators said there are suspicious circumstances, they are not sure if a crime has occurred.