Fernando Fernandez of Chula Vista, California and a member of the Dago chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Club died at 9:40 pm Thursday, March 18th in the Intensive Care Unit of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Fernandez was removed from life support yesterday morning, briefly flat lined, revived, and finally succumbed last night.
Fernandez died as a result of stab wounds to his chest, head and neck.
Fernandez was on a date with his girlfriend Monday night when the couple became involved in a dispute with two men at a bar in the North Park area of San Diego north of the San Diego Zoo.
Fernandez and his girlfriend left the bar around midnight Monday and rode about a mile to Los Panchos Taco Shop at 409 Washington Street in Hillcrest. The two men in the bar followed the couple and tried to continue the argument with Fernandez’ girlfriend at the Taco Shop. Fernandez confronted the two and was stabbed at about 12:15 am Tuesday.
Witnesses described Fernandez’ murderer as an athletic, white male in his twenties wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen running away on Washington Street.
Friends remember that Fernandez “fought to survive” and “died a strong brother, died much too early and will be greatly missed.” Members of his family, who are still grieving, have not yet completed funeral arrangements.
Fernando Fernandez was just 30-years-old. He went down fighting.
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