Police arrest suspect in fatal Gaslamp fight

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Man Dies After Fight In Gaslamp

Man Dies After Fight In GaslampSAN DIEGO — A 23-year-old man already jailed on an unrelated charge was re-arrested Thursday on suspicion of taking part in an assault that killed a Chula Vista resident last month during a weekend dispute in the Gaslamp District.

Mahad A. Ahmed of San Diego was expected to face a murder charge over the death of Michael Beaver, 25, according to police.

About 1 a.m. June 15, Beaver got into a dispute with a group of men and women for unknown reasons in the 500 block of F Street, homicide Lt. Mike Hastings said.

After exchanging hostile words with Beaver, three of the others — two men and a woman — pummeled him in the upper body. They then walked off along with another woman, leaving Beaver unconscious on the sidewalk.

Medics took Beaver to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.


Surveillance cameras captured images of the Gaslamp fight assailants. (SDPD)

Surveillance cameras captured images of the assailants.

Roughly five hours after the deadly confrontation, Ahmed was booked on suspicion of a parole violation, according to jail records.

No other arrests in the case have been announced.


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