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Suspect arrested in group assault on man walking his dog in Ocean Beach

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A suspect is in custody Wednesday, Dec. 14, in connection with a group assault in Ocean Beach that left a man seriously injured last month, police said.

The 24-year-old suspect was taken into custody the night of Dec. 11 in Murrieta, according to Lt. Adam Sharki of the San Diego Police Department.

Police believe the man was part of a group that attacked a 50-year-old man at about 11 p.m. Nov. 18 as he was walking his dog in the 5000 block of Newport Avenue.

A surveillance camera outside a restaurant captured video of the assailants punching the pedestrian, knocking him to the ground and kicking him repeatedly in the head.

The victim of the attack suffered a concussion, a broken hand and injuries to his shoulder, back and neck, according to CBS-TV/8. He said the half-dozen or so assailants attacked him when he declined to give them money.

Police obtained arrest warrants for four people — three adults and a minor — on Dec. 1. The arrested suspect was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of assault and battery causing great bodily injury.


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