SDPD Searches for Group That Beat, Ran Down Man in Stockton

San Diego Police are looking for the men inside a car that intentionally ran over a man twice during an argument in the Stockton neighborhood Thursday night.

The fight broke out near 32nd Street and Imperial Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. When a four-door sedan stopped, three to four men got out and beat a man standing in the street, police said.

At one point the victim fought back, according to San Diego Police Lt. Paul Rorrison.

“Our victim who was still conscious and alert got up and started hitting the vehicle with a Razor scooter that he had in his possession,” Rorrison said.

That's when the group beat the victim more severely, police said. Before leaving the scene the car ran over the victim in the street twice.

The victim, identified only as a Hispanic man in his 20s, was taken to UCSD Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police they saw other men running from the scene. Patrols searched the neighborhood for any sign of the suspects.

Hours later, several pieces of clothing and evidence markers were still in the middle of the street as homicide investigators looked for evidence. Four blocks of 32nd Street were expected to be closed to traffic until 10 a.m.

Just after midnight, police found the suspect’s car torched in a secluded area at 33rd and F Street. Investigators were looking into the car’s registration.

“It’s way too early to determine who was actually in the car,” said Rorrison.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of family, police said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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