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San Diego Police investigating man's death after apparent fight at Encanto home

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 17:04:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police are investigating the death of a man they say appeared to have been in an altercation right before his death.

SDPD officers responded to a medical distress call just after 2 p.m. Tuesday inside a home at 6600 Springfield Street in Encanto. When police arrived, San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were already there performing CPR on a man.

Police say the man was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives arrived and began investigating. Wednesday, police said investigators learned that the man was involved in a physical altercation and injured before his death. They add that the man had difficulty breathing and collapsed.

The 45-year-old man, identified Thursday as Antoine Deonte Dorsey, was a resident of the home and has been identified, but his name is being withheld at this time, police say.

Police are now trying to locate witnesses of the altercation. Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.