A homicide investigation is underway after an 84-year-old man was found dead inside his home, San Diego Sheriff’s officials (SDSO) said.
Deputies first responded to the area to investigate after receiving a call saying an elderly man was suffering from severe injuries at approximately 8:46 p.m. Saturday.
When officials arrived, they found the 84-year-old man deceased inside his mobile home on the 200 block of East Bradley Avenue in El Cajon. The man had severe trauma to the upper portion of his torso, deputies said.
No suspect is in custody at this time.
Investigators have not released whether the crime was random or targeted.
While there are few details on the crime, residents quickly shared many details about the man who passed away.
"He was just a really nice, quiet, older man who every day just walked by say hi, he would ask how you are doing and that was it, he smiled at you every time you walked by him," said Rickey Warren.
Neighbors told NBC 7 San Diego the area is a quiet mobile home park and there is not a lot of crime in the area. They are shocked that home was the one involved.
They say the elderly man is as nice as can be.
"Him and my son were always interacting, even though they didn't speak the same language. He still followed him around and was totally intrigued by this man," said Shannon Stevens.
He was the kind of neighbor who loved his wife and showed it, they said.
"She must be just completely torn because they were very close, they still gave each other kisses all the time," said Stevens.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the man and determine and cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or, after hours at (858) 565-5200.
No other information was immediately available.