SAN DIEGO - A body was found in an alley behind a barber shop Monday, prompting homicide detectives to investigate.
The body of a 32-year-old man was discovered shortly before 10 a.m. behind Alan Barber Shop at 3018 Imperial Ave, police told FOX 5. The man had obvious trauma to his upper body, investigators said.
Police said they knew the identify the victim, but they were not releasing his name until relatives could be notified. They did not say how he died, but homicide detectives were investigating the death as suspicious. Some area residents speculated that the killing might have been a robbery gone bad, but police would not say.
Several businesses on the block have security cameras, and investigators were expected to review the video for clues to the death.
Mullen’s Market & Liquor Store sits on the corner. The night shift manager says he wasn’t surprised at the crime scene because he says the area isn't safe.
“Two days ago I had to lock the gate because they were fighting outside, and I didn’t want them fighting inside the store you know? So I have to close the gate just to make sure me and my employees are safe,” said nightshift manager Alen Taan.
He say it’s a good reminder to keep an eye on his surroundings.
“You don’t know who I deal with and what they carry. It’s not safe,” said Taan. “See a lot of bad stuff happening around here you know?”
Anyone with information about the death was asked to call police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.