San Diego police are investigating the cause of a head injury that left a man in La Jolla on life support, it was announced Wednesday.
At 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the call for a 52-year-old man in need of medical assistance at the Travelodge on the 6700 block of La Jolla Boulevard in Windansea, according to police. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment, they said.
At 10:30 a.m., hospital staff called police to report the man had an "unexplained head injury." San Diego Police Department's Northern Division turned the investigation over to the Homicide Unit.
On Wednenday morning, police said that the man was "on life support and was not expected to recover."
"The matter involves a suspicious injury to a male who is currently being treated at a local hospital," stated San Diego police Lt. Andra Brown in an email to Patch on Wednesday morning. "At the time, the victim is still alive. However, due to the suspicious nature of the injury and grave condition of the victim, the Homicide Unit was called out."
Detectives are in the process of notifying the man's family of his condition and his name will not be released until then.
The motel room was processed for evidence, according to police, and at least one neighboring business was asked for external surveillance video.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call San Diego Police Department's Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293.