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Clairemont man dies after possible home invasion

Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 19:07:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A 58-year-old man severely injured after an assault at a home in Clairemont in early April died Monday.

According to police, 58-year-old Randy Taing died of his injuries in the evening of April 8.

San Diego Police said the incident occurred in the 4100 block of Ashford St. before 12 p.m. The man reportedly called his wife sometime around 11:45 a.m., though his wife said the phone was silent.

She asked her son to call, who got through to his dad. That's when the man told his son something along the lines of a possible break-in, police say.

The man's son called 9-1-1 and rushed home to find his father with upper body injuries. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry, but a safe had been taken. Neighbors of the family-owned business a mile away from their home, Rose Donuts, said the safe probably contained cash from the business. A family friend said the father, who he called Randy, was asleep at home during the robbery because he was filling in for his nephew at work. He said he was baking donuts at 2 a.m. while his nephew was on vacation.

Customers who work in the area say the family is beloved. "They have two boys and sometimes they even babysit the grand kids while they’re working... They’re amazing amazing people and I couldn’t imagine anyone hurting him," Nancy Moreno said.

Police say they have no description of a suspect and encourage anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.