San Diego, California
November 13, 2016
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: about 5 years ago
Detectives are still trying to determine what prompted a gunman to shoot a City Heights family, killing one member and taking another hostage, before being fatally shot by a San Diego police officer Sunday night.
Police Capt. Brian Ahearn said investigators spent Monday interviewing witnesses to the shootings, which occurred outside an apartment complex on Marlborough Avenue south of University Avenue.
The violence began about 9:15 p.m. Sunday when two men — one the suspected shooter — got into a fistfight in a courtyard at the complex, police said. At some point, the suspect went to his vehicle, grabbed a gun and chased down the street the man he had fought.
The suspect returned to the complex and started firing.