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Investigators Searching for Four Suspects after Victim is Beaten to Death in Vista Intersection

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Vista CA— Last night, February 29, 2020 at 10:00pm. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call of a reported fight at the intersection of W. Vista Way and Valencia Drive, in the city of Vista.

Deputies arrived and found an adult male laying on the sidewalk with severe injuries. Paramedics arrived to render aid and subsequently transported the male to a local hospital by ambulance. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased at 10:36 p.m.

Witnesses told deputies that three adult male Hispanics and one adult female Hispanic had attacked the victim at the intersection. All of the suspects were believed to be in their early 20’s. The victim had fallen to the ground in the street but managed to crawl onto the sidewalk before collapsing.

Deputies canvased the area looking for the possible suspects but were unable to locate them.

Suspect #1: Unknown Hispanic male adult in his 20’s, dark clothing
Suspect #2: Unknown Hispanic male adult in his 20’s, dark clothing
Suspect #3: Unknown Hispanic male adult in his 20’s, dark clothing
Suspect #4: Unknown Hispanic female adult in her 20’s, gray sweatshirt

The Sheriff’s Homicide Unit responded and has assumed responsibility of the investigation.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will notify the next of kin and perform an autopsy to determine the male’s cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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