Oceanside Man Identified as victim in the deadly assault
Vista CA— On February 29, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., 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, identified as Joshua A. Virginia, 45 years-old from Oceanside, laying on the sidewalk with severe injuries. The victim had fallen to the ground in the street but managed to crawl onto the sidewalk before collapsing. Paramedics arrived to render aid and subsequently transported the Virginia to a local hospital by ambulance. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased at 10:36 p.m.
Deputies canvased the area looking for the possible suspects but were unable to locate them.
Homicide detectives continued their investigation and were able to identify all the suspects involved in this incident. The suspects were identified as juveniles of 15 or 16 years of age.
Suspect #1: Hispanic male juvenile, age 15
Suspect #2: Hispanic male juvenile, age 15
Suspect #3: Hispanic male juvenile, age 16
Suspect #4: Hispanic female juvenile, age 16
All the suspects were arrested and booked into the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility on March 1, 2020. They were arrested for a violation of 187(a) PC – Murder.
The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the autopsy today. The cause of death is multiple stab wounds and the manner of death is homicide.