Man dies shortly after fight in Valencia Park, police say

Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 10:00:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Authorities are investigating a man's death after they say he died following a fight. 

Police were called to the 5600 block of Imperial Avenue in Valencia Park around 1:12 p.m. after receiving reports of a man having chest pains. 

After arriving, the 51-year-old man -- identified as San Diego resident Joseph Ives -- was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police later learned that Ives got into a fight shortly before his death. According to police, after an altercation with another man, Ives told a witness that he was experiencing chest pains. 

Ives "did not have any obvious signs of trauma to his body," police said. 

Out of caution, San Diego Police homicide detectives are investigating the death.