One man was taken into custody after his mother was found dead in an apartment Thursday in Barrio Logan, according to San Diego police.
At around 3:40 p.m., a man reported to police that he was unable to contact his mother, so he went to her apartment on the 2800 block of Boston Avenue, police said.
There, he reportedly found his brother inside, and then found his mother unresponsive.
A fight between the siblings followed and the brother who called the police was able to leave the apartment, SDPD said.
When officers arrived, they confirmed the mother was dead inside the apartment and took the other brother into custody.
The brother who was arrested was later transported to a local hospital for treatment from injuries he suffered during the fight with the brother who had called police.
The SDPD Homicide Unit is investigating the incident. Little is known about the circumstances leading up to the woman's death.
The woman has been identified by police, but her name is not being released at this time. Police did say she was 64 years old. The suspect who was detained is also not being identified by police. He is described as a 30-year-old man and the son of the woman.
Boston Avenue was closed between 28th and 29th streets Thursday while police investigated and were reopened at around 6:10 p.m., SDPD said.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.