Park de la Cruz on 38th Street in San Diego. Photo credit: Screen shot, Google Street View

Authorities on Friday publicly identified a 30-year-old man who was injured and later died following a Tuesday brawl at a 38th Street park.

Patrol officers responding to a request to check on the welfare of Zachary Vesper-Gralnic of San Diego on Tuesday night found him dead in an apartment in the 4100 block of 33rd Street, according to police.

Investigators determined that Vesper-Gralnic and a 33-year-old companion had been seriously injured earlier in the evening during a fight with a group of unidentified men at Park De La Cruz, Lt. Matt Dobbs said.

The friend drove himself to a trauma center, where he underwent surgery, Dobbs said. Vesper-Gralnic declined a ride to the hospital. His girlfriend later became worried and made an emergency call to ask police to look in on him, Dobbs said.

Police have not released detailed descriptions of the men Vesper-Gralnic and his friend fought with at the park.

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