Sleeping homeless man attacked with skateboard dies of injuries

Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 15:16:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A 55-year-old homeless man who was attacked with a skateboard while sleeping in North Park has died, San Diego Police said.

Arthur Angulo was sleeping in alley in the 2800 block of El Cajon Boulevard  at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday when a man bashed him repeatedly with a skateboard, according to police.  Angulo suffered ``visible signs of major trauma to his upper body,'' San Diego police homicide Lt. Todd Griffin said.

``The attack was unprovoked," officer Tony Martinez said over the weekend.

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Angulo was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where medical staff determined he would not survive and placed him on life support, Griffin said.

He was removed from life support Thursday "and died in the hospital as the result of his injuries,'" Griffin said.

Police said the attacker is white, about six feet tall, and between 19 and 26 years old. He had shoulder-length hair and was wearing gray shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.