38-year-old Male Suspect Charged in Potrero Murder

San Diego County Sheriff suspected a shooting
The Potrero CalFire station the place the sufferer within the obvious taking pictures died. Photograph credit score: OnScene.TV

A person initially arrested as a suspect in a taking pictures demise in Potrero in rural Jap District on Thursday was arrested on Friday on suspicion of homicide and booked in San Diego Central Jail.

Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Steffen recognized the homicide suspect as 38-year-old Richard Arnold, and the taking pictures sufferer as 35-year-old Kevin Stewart.

“Stewart and Arnold have been acquaintances who dwell in separate motor properties on the identical property,” Steffen stated. “Stewart’s household has been notified of his demise.”

Sheriff’s deputies responded simply after 8 am to a radio name of an assault with a lethal weapon close to the 1000 block of Harris Street in Potrero. Deputies arrived and situated a person on the bottom with what seemed to be a gunshot wound to his torso, in line with Steffen. He added that Stewart was transported to a close-by Cal Fireplace station, the place he died earlier than he could possibly be airlifted to a hospital.

Steffen stated sheriff’s deputies obtained data that led them to consider Arnold could have been concerned within the incident. Deputies situated him driving a motor dwelling west on Freeway 94 about two miles from the taking pictures scene, the place he was apprehended and questioned.

An investigation by the Sheriff’s Murder Unit was ongoing.

Anybody with extra details about this incident is urged to name the Sheriff’s Division’s Murder Unit at 858-285-6330/after hours at 858-565-5200. You possibly can stay nameless by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

–Metropolis Information Service

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