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Man Dies Following Early Morning Fight: Oceanside Police

Police said the two men who were in the fight are related but did not specify how.

A man died Thursday following an early morning fight with a relative in Oceanside, police said.

Oceanside Police Department (OPD) responded to a call of a fight between two men in the front yard of a house around 7:20 a.m. When officers arrived, they found one of the men not breathing, Lt. Kedrick Sadler said.

Officers began CPR on the man until paramedics arrived and took over. After a few minutes working the man, paramedics could not revive him and the man was declared dead at the scene, he said.

He was later identified as Nestor Jurado, 37.

"It appears he died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the fight," Sadler said.

The other man, identified as 36-year-old Joel Cardona, was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on murder charges, according to Sadler.

Sadler said Jurado and Cardona are related but did not specify how.

Homicide detectives are investigating the death.

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact Oceanside police Detective Ryan Malone at (760) 435-4537.

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