Architect in critical condition after fight with employee in Bankers Hill

Fight occurred on W. Juniper St. near Front St.

SAN DIEGO - A 31-year-old man is in jail on suspicion of attempted murder after reports of a fight in the Bankers Hill neighborhood left his architect employer in critical condition.

Police answered a call to a home in the 200 block of West Juniper Street near Front Street about 1:10 a.m. Friday where they found the two men on the ground on the south side of the street, San Diego police said.

The victim was unconscious with severe facial and head injuries, police said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Officers took the other man to police headquarters where he was later booked into jail, police said.

The U-T San Diego identified the victim as 56-year-old Graham Downes and the suspect as Higinio Salgado, an employee at Downes' architecture firm.

Graham Downes Architecture is known for its work at several local hotels and restaurants including Bali Hai, Hotel La Jolla and the Hard Rock Hotel, U-T San Diego reported.

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