37 year old Escondido resident killed in gang fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT: Lt. Chris Lick

DATE: October 24, 2019                                                             PHONE: 760-839-4444


On 10-23-19 at approximately 8:26 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received several emergency calls regarding a fight involving approximately 20 people at Grove Park located at 745 N. Ash St.  The incident appeared to be gang related.

Officers arrived on scene minutes later and located a 37-year-old male lying on the ground and unresponsive.  Officers began CPR until the Escondido Fire Department arrived and took over the life saving measures.  The fire department transported the victim to Palomar Hospital for several stab wounds and trauma to his head.  The victim died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

Several people have been detained and the investigation continues into the early morning hours of October 24th.  Both gang and homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to the family.

Anyone with information about the homicide is encouraged to call the police department or the anonymous number listed below.


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