Suspects in North Park assault identified

SAN DIEGO - A man is near death, beaten so violently in North Park that he was not expected to survive his injuries, and San Diego police Sunday released the identities of two suspects.

Ric Palomar, 26, and Rocky Parillo, 23, were arrested in connection with the attack, which was about 5 a.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of Pershing Avenue just south of University Avenue. Both were booked into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder, San Diego police Lt. Paul Rorrison said.

Police got several 911 calls reporting a disturbance and possible robbery Saturday morning, and found a 38-year-old man unconscious and not breathing, with significant injuries to his upper torso, Rorrison said.

The man was taken to a hospital and was not expected to survive, Rorrison said. Police knew the man's identity but were withholding his name until his family was notified.

Homicide detectives were investigating the incident because the victim's injuries were so severe that he was not expected to survive, Rorrison said. Police believe the assault occurred when a fight between Palomar, Parillo and the victim broke out because of a dispute over money.

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