San Diego area officials arrest 6 teens in connection with homeless man's fatal beating


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SAN DIEGO — Six teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of beating to death a homeless man on a Southern California bicycle path.

U-T San Diego ( ) says a San Diego County sheriff's deputy answered reports of fighting Saturday and found 55-year-old Stephen Lee Hissom dead along a bike path in Santee, east of San Diego.

A 49-year-old homeless man was injured but declined treatment.

Sheriff's officials announced Sunday that five 18- and 19-year-olds and a minor were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Officials haven't determined what prompted the fight.

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