Beaten man found lying in street not expected to survive

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SAN DIEGO — Authorities Tuesday released the name of a homeless man found mortally wounded in the Fairmount Village area over the Labor Day weekend.

Patrol officers responding to a report of a person on the ground in the 3800 block of Highland Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday found Somphan Bangphraxay, 46, unconscious at the edge of the street, according to police.

Medics took Bangphraxay to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest, where he was admitted in grave condition with blunt-force head trauma.

“Medical staff determined the victim had sustained internal head trauma and (that) the injuries were consistent with an attack,” Lt. Mike Holden said.

Physicians later concluded that Bangphraxay would not survive his injuries, the lieutenant said. The victim remained on life support Tuesday afternoon.

Police have disclosed no suspected motive for the attack and have released no information on any possible suspects in the case.