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Man dies after San Jose fistfight

Police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was in a fight at a downtown San Jose restaurant and taken to a Palo Alto hospital early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.

Police have not released his name, but he was identified today as a 24-year-old Palo Alto man, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said. Around 4:50 a.m., Palo Alto police notified officers in San Jose of a man who was taken to Stanford Medical Center with head trauma, Garcia said. Stanford medical staff pronounced the man dead that morning, Garcia said.

A preliminary investigation indicates the man was involved in a fight at Myth Taverna & Lounge located at 152 Post St. in San Jose, according to Garcia. He was taken to Stanford a few hours after the fight, Garcia said.

Anyone who witnessed the fight or has information on where the victim was before reaching Stanford is asked to call San Jose police Detective Sgt. Raul Martinez or Detective Jorge Santiago at (408) 277-5283. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867). Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest and conviction of the suspect.

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