4 suspects sought in connection with Gaslamp fight that left Michael Beaver dead

SAN DIEGO - Police are searching for four people linked to a weekend assault in downtown San Diego that left a 25-year-old man dead.

Michael Beaver of Chula Vista got into an argument with the group for unknown reasons in the 500 block of F Street about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police.

After exchanging hostile words with Beaver, three of the suspects -- two men and a woman -- pummeled him in the upper body, homicide Lt. Mike Hastings said. They then walked off along with the second woman, leaving Beaver unconscious on the sidewalk.

Medics took the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Friends said Beaver was helping his older brother, who apparently had too much to drink, prior to the altercation.

The people suspected of being involved in the attack were described as:

-- Suspect 1 (pictured, top right): Black male, 28-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 175-190 pounds; mustache, long dreadlocks in a pony tail, black-rimmed glasses, wearing green V-neck long-sleeved sweater and dark saggy jeans with a black belt.

-- Suspect 2 (pictured, bottom left): Black male, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180-190 pounds; mustache and chin hair, an afro pulled into a bushy pony tail, a white short-sleeve collared shirt, green baseball cap with emblem and a black bill, dark saggy jeans and a white belt wearing a metal colored watch on his right wrist.

-- Suspect 3 (pictured, bottom right): Black female, 20-30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 130-140 pounds; short curly hair, wearing a blue dress with a horizontal black strip toward the bottom and a jean jacket.

-- Suspect 4 (pictured, top left): Black female, 20-30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 120-130 pounds; long straight hair, wearing a green blazer and skirt with a light colored blouse, had a large tan purse and wearing light colored shoes. She was not physically involved in the attack, but was with the other three suspects during the incident, police said.

Anyone with information on the people linked to the attack is urged to contact the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

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