San Jose police are now investigating the city’s 22nd homicide of the year after a man who was injured in a fight on June 1 died from his injuries Tuesday morning.
According to Sgt. Jason Dwyer, officers responded to a report of a fight about 6:40 a.m. on June 1 on North 12th Street. A man was knocked unconscious during the fight and taken to a hospital for treatment. The man succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning, and police are now searching for the suspects who have not yet been identified or arrested. Police have not determined whether or not the incident was gang related.
The victim has not been officially identified by the medical examiner's office, but a man named Pastor Fred Mata told NBC Bay Area and Telemundo that the victim is Francisco Lugo Sr. According to Mata, friends and family will be holding a vigil Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the intersection of North 12th and Jackson streets.
In a separate case, police are also investigating the discovery of a male body found on North 4th Street at about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. The man was found near a shopping cart and police are investigating the possibility that he was homeless. A cause of death has not yet been determined.