Gaslamp Quarter Fight Leaves Man Dead

San Diego Police have opened a homicide investigation after a man died from a fight outside a Gaslamp Quarter restaurant early Sunday morning.

Witnesses told police a 28-year-old white man got into a verbal and physical fight outside the Encore restaurant on F Street after leaving another business in the area. 

Just after 1 a.m., a concerned citizen flagged officers down to tell them the man was unconscious, lying on the sidewalk. 

Paramedics took him to a nearby hospital, where he died shortly after. 

Police say they are looking for the suspect they believe was involved in the confrontation and left the scene in a hurry.

He is described as a dark-skinned man between 28 and 30 years old, weighing 170 pounds. Witnesses told police the suspect was wearing a green shirt, sagging pants with white underwear exposed and had long dreadlocks. 

The name of the 28-year-old victim will not be released until his family has been notified. 

An employee at Encore said part of the fight was captured on their surveillance camera, and they are handing over the footage to the SDPD. They are not releasing the video to the media. 

Investigators are still looking for information about what happened before and during the fight, so if you have any details, you are asked to call the homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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