A 56-year-old man who was one of two men severely beaten in an alley early Friday in southeast Fresno has died, Fresno police reported Monday.
The victim was identified as Rogelio Perez-Peralta of Fresno, the Fresno County coroner’s office said.
Police say both men were homeless and slept routinely in alleys in the neighborhood. The incident occurred near Balch Avenue and Fourth Street. The victims were discovered by a passerby, who notified police.
The second man, who is 39 years old, remains in serious condition at Community Regional Medical Center.
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Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call police detective Ken Dodd at 559-621-2448 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP.