A violent, disturbing and brutal alcohol fueled alley fight attack in South Mission Beach over the USD graduation weekend was captured on camera at 2:30 am on Saturday May 21st, 2016

The attack occurred in an alley near San Luis Rey Place and Strandway and involved USD students. Allegedly the attackers are visitors from San Luis Obispo, thou this has not been confirmed. The suspects are still at large.  One victim is now recovering after being hospitalized and emergency brain surgery.

A number of local news stations picked up the story after a video was posted to YouTube and a post circulated on NextDoor.com

Police are investigating the incident and looking for suspects in the attack. Anyone with information is urged to help solve this crime and call the anonymous tip line with information.



Watch the stories on local news stations NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX: 

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USD student hospitalized after brutal attack

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University of San Diego Student Beaten in Mission Beach: SDPD

USD Student beaten in Mission Beach


This incident has been classified as Attempted Murder by San Diego Police Department 


The aftermath of the fight, one victim is bleeding heavily and is hospitalized.

Allegedly some USD fraternity and sorority students housed in Mission Beach rentals may have been involved in the incident or are friends of the victim.

Anyone with information is urged to call San Diego Police.


The suspects in the video are described as four white people in their 20s.

Suspect 1 is a man 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall, normal build, brown hair, full beard, wearing a burgundy t-shirt, light colored pants and black shoes.

Suspect 2 is a man 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall, thin build, brown hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, long sleeved white t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes.

Suspect 3 is a man 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall, thin build, brown hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with “High Times” written on the back, brown pants and black shoes.

Suspect 4 is a white woman, thin build, wearing a light colored t-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call SDPD at 858-552-1700 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.   Those with information can send anonymous email and text messages to Crime Stoppers.



  1. This is so sad to see but it is nothing new in the south Mission beach neighborhood. Residents of Mission Beach are saying that this is an on going problem with USD students and also fraternity and sorority houses that host parties. The neighborhood is left to deal with the the noise, drunken behavior, fights and aftermath as a result. Countless drunk students walking down alleys after a Sunday champagne party or a Friday night house party rager. Residents want the University of San Diego to take a stronger stance against the partying in Mission Beach. And are also blaming irresponsible home owners who continually rent their properties to students that violate neighborhood quiet hours. I hope the attackers are caught in this incident but unless the underlying issue is addressed situations like this are going to keep happening.


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