La Mesa police investigate man's suspicious death at Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Posted at 9:07 AM, Dec 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-29 14:30:47-05

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - Police are investigating the suspicious death of a male patient at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

According to La Mesa police, a 58-year-old man was a patient at the hospital when he was declared dead just before 2 p.m. Thursday.

Police said hospital workers "reported the incident to La Mesa Police and Officers responded to the hospital. Detectives were later called to the scene. No hospital employees are considered subjects in this investigation."

The cause of man's death has not been released, and police did not provide a reason why they have labeled the death suspicious.

The victim has not been identified.

Sharp officials issued the following statement:

Police and homicide detectives from the La Mesa Police Department are currently investigating a tragic incident involving a patient that occurred at Sharp Grossmont Hospital on December 28, 2017. No hospital personnel are subjects in the investigation. We are unable to provide comment or any additional information about this active investigation. Any questions should be directed to the La Mesa Police Department.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact La Mesa police at 619-667-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in the case.