Man dies in apparent fall from fourth-floor apartment

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SAN DIEGO -- Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man who may have fallen to his death Saturday from his fourth-floor apartment in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego.

Police dispatched about 2:50 a.m. to the 4600 block of 63rd Street regarding a man who had apparently fallen from his fourth-floor apartment came upon the unconscious victim bleeding from an injury to his head, said Lt. Mike Holden of the San Diego Police Department.

“I heard a really loud thud like something hitting metal,” said Sydney Feese, a resident at Blvd 63 Apartments.

Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Holden said.

Due to the suspicious circumstances of the death, San Diego police homicide detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating the incident, Holden said. "The victim has been identified, but his identity will not be released pending notification of next of kin."

Two men, one of which is the victim's roommate, have been arrested for warrants.

Feese said it’s an image she wished she had never seen.

“He was on the concrete on his side. He was unresponsive and then I saw there were three men, they were helping him. One was crouching near his head like checking on him, one was calling the police and the other one was standing by this gate to let the police and paramedics in,” said Feese.

The department's Homicide Unit asked anyone with any information regarding the death to call them at 619-531-2293.

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