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Man dies following fight downtown; police searching for suspect

Posted at 9:27 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 14:52:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are searching for a suspect after a man died following a fight in downtown San Diego Monday.

Police were called to the intersection of 11th Avenue and Market Street just before 6 p.m. Monday.

When they arrived, officers found a man suffering from trauma to his upper body. Medics provided life-saving measures and the man, later identified as 56 year-old Kevin Leray Hughes, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

According to police, the victim and suspect got into an argument. “The interaction escalated, resulted in the victim’s death,” police say.

The suspect, described as a black man in his 20s last seen wearing burgundy pants, a red hooded sweatshirt and black under shirt, fled the scene after the fight.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.