SAN DIEGO - Family and friends gathered for a fundraiser Tuesday night in memory of the 25-year-old man who died following a fight in the Gaslamp Quarter over the weekend.
Michael Beaver died after getting punched and hitting his head on the sidewalk on F Street at about 1 a.m. Sunday. According to friends, Beaver was helping his older brother, who was sick from drinking, when another man got into an argument with them.
"He was leaving for someone else, to help them out. That's what he did, and it turned out to be just wrong place, wrong time, the worst situation with a bump on the head," said David Harris.
Harris and Beaver were part of Team Tuck Nasty Racing. The RC team helped raise money for children battling cancer. Beaver's death has devastated his family, friends and teammates.
"As soon as we heard, it just all fell like a ton of bricks, because it's you know … it just feels like we had one of the good ones taken," said Harris.
Dozens of people packed into the Double Deuce bar – located across the street from where Beaver was killed – to raise money to help his family ease the burden of his death. They also hope bringing awareness to what happened will help lead to an arrest.
"Michael was the most kind, caring individual you could possibly ask. He'd give you the shirt of his back. He was just an awesome individual," said Ian Tucker.
Tucker told 10News they received information that a homeless man is responsible for the attack. Police have not confirmed that, but are expected to release surveillance video of the fight Wednesday afternoon.
"Michael had no enemies. He wasn't the type to have enemies," said Tucker.