SAN DIEGO -- Police suspect a fistfight between two men in Oceanside ended in murder Thursday morning.
Officers responded to the confrontation in a front yard on Arthur Avenue near Vandegrift Boulevard around 7:15 a.m., according to Oceanside Police Department. When they arrived, one of the two men wasn't breathing, and he died at the scene despite life-saving efforts from both police and paramedics.
Police arrested 35-year-old Joel Cardona and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility on murder charges. Officers said the victim, 37-year-old Nestor Jurado, died from apparent blunt-force injuries.
Jurado's sister, Julie Johnson, told FOX 5 that Cardona was the victim's uncle.
"He didn't deserve this, as far as I knew, they didn't have any beef," said Johnson. "I don't know what (was) his issue or problem."
"My brother made everyone smile. He was a lovable guy," she continued.
Witnesses are urged to contact Detective Ryan Malone at 760-435-4537.
Family members confirmed to FOX 5 that Jurado is pictured in this photo posted to Facebook and featured in a crowdfunding page raising money for his family: