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Man Arrested in Shooting Death in San Diego

Man Arrested in Shooting Death in San Diego

A San Diego Police Department vehicle in San Diego on Jan. 19, 2023. (Mark Mathews/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

7/24/2023

Updated: 7/24/2023

SAN DIEGO—A 39-year-old man was in custody on July 24 in connection with the killing of a man during an argument in the Redwood Village neighborhood.
Esteban Elizondo was arrested around 11:30 a.m. on July 23 during a traffic stop of a vehicle in which he was a passenger, according to San Diego police. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The 29-year-old victim was shot around 4:20 p.m. on July 22 in the area of 54th Street and Chollas Parkway. Officers found the man lying in a ravine suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to  Lt. Jud Campbell of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he died, the lieutenant said.
During their investigation, police discovered that the victim was involved in an argument with two males when one of them pulled out a firearm and shot the victim, police said.
The two suspects possibly fled the scene eastbound in a light-colored vehicle, according to police.
Mr. Elizondo was booked into San Diego Central Jail on Sunday without bail.
During the traffic stop that led to Mr, Elizondo’s arrest, the driver of the car, a 33-year-old man, was also arrested on an unrelated warrant.
The victim’s identity was being withheld pending family notification.
Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
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