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Police: Third victim dies in attacks on San Diego homeless

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, San Diego's Metro Arson Strike Team and SDPD homicide team gather evidence from the sidewalk and grassy area where a homeless person was attacked in downtown San Diego. A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday, July 10, police said. (John Gibbins/U-T San Diego via AP, File)

    FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, San Diego's Metro Arson Strike Team and SDPD homicide team gather evidence from the sidewalk and grassy area where a homeless person was attacked in downtown San Diego. A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday, July 10, police said. (John Gibbins/U-T San Diego via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman holds up a information bulletin depicting the suspect in several murders of homeless people in downtown San Diego at a news conference in San Diego. A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday, July 10, police said. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

    FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman holds up a information bulletin depicting the suspect in several murders of homeless people in downtown San Diego at a news conference in San Diego. A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday, July 10, police said. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Ronald Mays, who rolles over to look at the flyer with pictures of a suspect in recent assaults on the homeless, as San Diego Homeless Outreach Team officer Brian Lucchesi canvasses several areas in the Midway and Sports Arena Blvd. area stopping to talk with people in San Diego. A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday, July 10, police said. (Peggy Peattie/U-T San Diego via AP, File)

    FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Ronald Mays, who rolles over to look at the flyer with pictures of a suspect in recent assaults on the homeless, as San Diego Homeless Outreach Team officer Brian Lucchesi canvasses several areas in the Midway and Sports Arena Blvd. area stopping to talk with people in San Diego. A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday, July 10, police said. (Peggy Peattie/U-T San Diego via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

San Diego police say a man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in the city has now died — bringing the death toll to three.

Police said 23-year-old Dionicio Derek Vahidy died at a hospital on Sunday. He was attacked and burned on Wednesday, and authorities had not expected him to survive.

Police say Vahidy was from San Diego and was homeless.

He was the last of the men attacked. Two other men were killed, and a third was severely injured. Most of the men were sleeping when they were attacked, and some were set on fire.

On Thursday, 36-year-old Anthony Padgett was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson in the attacks.

It's not clear if he has hired an attorney.