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On Christmas Eve, most people were preparing to celebrate the holidays with their families, but the San Diego Police were instead preparing to make an arrest of an individual suspected of murder. By the afternoon, 29-year-old Christian Ewing was taken into police custody under the suspicion of viciously attacking and killing a 57-year-old victim.

The original incident began at around 5:00 P.M. on December 5th. The Police Department in San Diego received a 911 call from a concerned citizen who had witnessed a horrifying assault near the I-5 overpass. The witness alleged that the suspect was standing over the victim and repeatedly smashing his body with an unknown object. Medical emergency responders rushed to the scene to find the victim, 57-year-old Gregory Freeman, severely injured. His upper body had sustained serious trauma, so he was quickly taken to a local hospital. By the time officers arrived, the suspect had already fled the scene.

Three days after being admitted to the hospital, Gregory Freeman passed away as a result of his injuries. The San Diego Police called in homicide investigators to assist with the investigation, and they eventually pinpointed Christian Ewing as the perpetrator of the brutal assault.

As the investigation is underway, details surrounding the suspect and crime are still unclear. Anyone in the area who has any information about the incident at 3900 Rosecrans St. should contact the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293.

This isn’t the suspect’s first run in with the law. According to media reports, Ewing was arrested for violating parole just a few days before being re-arrested for murder. He is also the same person who unexpectedly jumped onstage with Taylor Swift in California in 2015. He was charged with assault when a security guard was injured attempting to stop him.