Investigation Underway After Assault Victim Succumbs to Injuries at Chula Vista Hospital
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Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Police Department has launched a comprehensive investigation following the tragic passing of 59-year-old Jose Perez Fong, who succumbed to injuries sustained during an assault at Papagayos Grill and Cantina.
The incident occurred on April 15th, 2023, at the establishment situated on 2220 Otay Lakes Road.
The Chula Vista Police Department was informed by staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital on Friday, April 21st, that Perez Fong had tragically passed away while receiving medical treatment in the Intensive Care Unit. Perez Fong, a resident of San Diego, had been undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during the assault.
Initial findings from the ongoing investigation indicate that the assault took place on the crowded dance floor of Papagayos Grill and Cantina. However, the motive behind the attack remains unknown, as the suspect responsible for the assault has yet to be identified.
Law enforcement authorities are actively seeking witnesses and gathering evidence to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the assault. Individuals who possess any information pertinent to the case are urged to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted online or via the P3tips mobile application at http://p3tips.com/409. This platform can also be utilized to share video footage or any other evidence relevant to the investigation.
For inquiries over the weekend or after hours, the Watch Commander can be reached at (619) 476-5374. However, at the time of this media advisory distribution, no further details or information regarding the case are available for release.
The Chula Vista Police Department remains committed to uncovering the truth behind this tragic incident, and their investigators are diligently working to gather all possible evidence and interview witnesses. The department urges the community to come forward with any information that may aid in bringing the assailant to justice and provide closure to the grieving family of Jose Perez Fong.
As the investigation progresses, the Chula Vista Police Department will continue to update the public with relevant information, reinforcing their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the community.