Jose Silva, 20 years old, was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday this past weekend after an altercation in a club in Hollywood.
Silva, who was DJing at the club that night, was hanging out after his shift when a fight broke out between his friend a few other guys.
“A fight broke out and he tried to save his friend,” Dinora Lopez said. “We just heard that he had been attacked by couple of men.”
Officers responded to the club at around 12:45 am on Saturday, at which point Silva was already down and unconscious. He was transported to a hospital where he was determined to be in a coma, and was later pronounced dead that morning.
There is surveillance video from the altercation, though LAPD has elected to not release it at this time.
A GoFundMe account was set up for Silva’s family to help with expenses.