Young man found gravely injured on sidewalk dies

SAN DIEGO - Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a 19-year-old man who was found gravely injured early Friday morning on a sidewalk in the Bay Terraces area.

Police and firefighters responded around 12:40 a.m. to a report of a person down in the 2300 block of Spring Oak Way, San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.

Emergency crews found the man suffering from "trauma to his upper body." Neighbors said they heard gunshots in the area overnight.

The man, later identified as 19-year-old Isaiah Garcia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

FOX 5 spoke to the victim's grandfather Bryan Willis, he said his grandson was homeless but was trying to get his life back on track.

"It's sad," said Willis. "He was a good kid and I don't know why someone would do this to a young boy."

Willis said Garcia had two other siblings.

Anyone with information regarding the man's death was asked to call the SDPD's homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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