San Francisco Police Thursday night were asking witnesses to come forward to help them determine how a man was fatally injured during the World Series celebration in the Haight Ashbury.
The strange case centers on just how a man was injured the night the Giants won the World Series.
San Francisco Police are investigating whether 37-year-old Sean Moffitt was fatally assaulted or injured himself during the celebration that broke out on Haight Street after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, October 28.
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"He just was a guy who had a good heart," Moffit’s roommate Danny Waldrip told KTVU.
Waldrip said Moffitt came home that night with bruises and a knot the size of an egg on the back of his head.
"He said that five guys had jumped him and that he'd been hit in the back of the head with something," explained Waldrip. "He said that the police had stopped him and let the five guys go. And he said the paramedics had checked him out and he was okay."
Waldrip found Moffitt unresponsive on the floor the next morning. He died the following day.
Police are investigating the case as a suspicious death. They said Moffitt was at the Haight street celebration for the Giants victory.
"A lot of people were performing stunts or jumping and he may have had an accident and fell, so we're looking into that as well," said SFPD Officer Gordon Shyy.
Police said partiers called them over to aid Moffitt.
"They were flagged down by some fans about a person down and they went to investigate," said Shyy. "They requested paramedics to the scene and that individual refused medical services and left the area on his own."
Waldrip said he was skeptical that his roommate would have injured himself.
"I just know what he told me and he looked like he'd been in a scuffle when he came in," said Waldrip.
Waldrip said Moffitt was set to attend paralegal school next year.
Police are asking anyone with information about Moffitt's injury that night to contact the homicide detail at (415) 553-1145. Parties can also call department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.
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