A man who was hit by a car after a fight that started in a McDonald’s drive-thru has died, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Jorge Osuna, 26, of National City died in the hospital on June 18, two days after he was pinned between a car and a building. His death was declared a homicide.
Darius Watkins-Risberg, 19, of Spring Valley has been charged in the murder, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect was initially booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident started in the early morning hours of June 16 at a McDonald’s restaurant in unincorporated La Mesa.
After a fight in the drive-thru, two vehicles followed Osuna’s car to the Avocado Village condo complex, according to sheriff’s officials. One of the vehicles drove straight toward the victim, but swerved before hitting him. That vehicle then went into reverse, crushing Osuna against a wall.
Watkins-Risberg was arrested later that day.
The judge set bail at $1 million, but the suspect is being held without bail because of a probation violation, according to the DA. Watkins-Risberg faces 26 years to life in prison if convicted.
A readiness conference is scheduled for Wednesday, and a preliminary hearing is set for July 2.