Man in Brutal Beating Near Petco Park Dies - NBC 7 San Diego

Man in Brutal Beating Near Petco Park Dies

The victim in the attack succumbed to his injuries Monday, police said

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    Man Dies After Brutal Beating Near Petco Park

    A man died from his injuries weeks after he was attacked near the pedestrian bridge next to Petco Park. NBC 7's Chris Chan has more. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018)

    A man who was attacked near the pedestrian bridge next to Petco Park has died from his injuries, San Diego police said Tuesday. 

    Four teenagers were arrested in connection with the brutal beating, police said. 

    Paramedics found Edward Leon Starland, 56, unresponsive near the pedestrian bridge that connects Park Boulevard over Harbor Drive at about 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. 

    Starland died Monday from injuries he received in the attack, police said.

    Teens Arrested, Accused of East Village Attack

    [DGO] Teens Arrested, Accused of East Village Attack

    A group of teenagers have been arrested and accused of beating a man in the East Village. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda has more.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 19, 2018)

    A witness said Starland and a group of teens were arguing when he was pushed to the ground and attacked, Lt. Matt Dobbs said. The teens took off when witnesses yelled at them. 

    SDPD's investigation led them to believe one 19-year-old man and three juvenile women, ages 14, 15 and 17, were involved in the attack.  

    Initially, officials said all four were arrested and booked into either San Diego County Jail or Juvenile Hall on felony battery charges. 

    However, as of Tuesday, no charges have been filed. San Diego police said the case was under review by the San Diego District Attorney's Office.

    "You hate to hear it, but you know, it is, you don't feel this is a very safe area," said one East Village resident. "It's just, you only go certain places, you stay close to the ballpark, at least I do, around the perimeter."

    Another resident told NBC 7 they feel safe because a lot of police officers patrol the area frequently.

    Police Searching for Teens Suspected of Brutally Beating Man

    [DGO] Police Searching for Teens Suspected of Brutally Beating Man

    The man was severely injured and not expected to survive. NBC 7's anchor Omari Fleming has more.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 19, 2018)

    Anyone with information about the incident was urged to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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