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Man killed after fight identified in Spring Valley


A man who was killed after a fight in the La Presa neighborhood of Spring Valley was identified Friday as 61-year-old Richard Johnson, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Johnson was found Thursday morning with head trauma and lying on the ground in the overflow parking lot at the Spring Valley Swap Meet, the department said in a news release. He later died in a hospital.

The incident was reported around 10:45 a.m. on Jamacha Boulevard, also known as National Road 54 in this area, near National Road 125, officials said.

Deputies arrested a 31-year-old man who was seen fighting with the man, sheriff officials said.

The circumstances, motivation and relationship between the parties are still under investigation.

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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