Man dies after getting into fight at group home, collapsing

SAN DIEGO — A 59-year-old man who was hospitalized following a fight at an independent living facility has died, police announced Sunday.

Philip Muse was found lying unresponsive on a rear patio of an Independent Living Facility on Mariposa Place in the Alta Vista area late Thursday morning.

Muse was  involved in some kind of physical fight with another resident earlier in the day after he allegedly assaulted an employee, said San Diego Police Lieutenant Anthony Dupree. Arriving officers gave Muse medical aid before paramedics arrived and took over, eventually rushing him to a hospital. Police said at the time that he was not expected to survive.

Muse did not have any obvious signs of major trauma to his body, said Lt. Dupree. San Diego Police Homicide Detectives are currently investigating this incident as a suspicious death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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