Man Found Badly Beaten in Gaslamp Dies

The man found badly beaten in the Gaslamp District early Sunday morning has died.

San Diego resident Eric Galen Hatcher, 29, was discovered lying on the road at G Street and Fourth Avenue with serious head trauma.

San Diego police say he had been involved in a fight that broke up as officers approached.

Hatcher was taken to the hospital but has since died.

Now, investigators are searching for a person of interest in this case, described as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing 165 pounds. He was wearing a grey suit jacket and grey dress pants at the time.

The SDPD is expected to release video of the incident at a later time.

If you know anything about the fight, call the homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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