Chula Vista assault victim tentatively identified

Assault occurred in 1100 block of Alpine Avenue

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - An unconscious and badly beaten man was found in Chula Vista and hospitalized in critical condition, police said Sunday.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Alpine Avenue near Naples Street about 5 a.m. Saturday, and arrived to find the apparent assault victim injured and unconscious, police said.

The severely injured man was not carrying identification when he was hospitalized.

Police later made public a photo of a tattoo on the man's left shoulder in hopes someone would recognize him.

Sunday, the man was tentatively identified by family members, but officers withheld his name.

No description of the man's alleged assailant was provided.

Police asked anyone with information to call them at (619) 476-5374, or Detective David Beatty at (619) 691-5075.

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