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Woman killed in Carlsbad park shooting ID’d

CARLSBAD, Calif. — The woman who was killed in a shooting at a North County park late Saturday has been identified. Carlsbad police Monday released the name of the victim as Sarah Reese Martinez, 28, of Vista. The shooting happened in Holiday Park at around 11 p.m. Saturday night, waking...
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24-year-old killed in Vista crash

VISTA, Calif. (CNS) – A 24-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning after crashing his car into a concrete retaining wall on Shadowridge Drive near Sycamore Avenue in Vista, authorities said. The crash occurred at 1:29 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The man was the only occupant...
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Bodycam video shows police fatally shoot armed man behind fast-food restaurant

SAN DIEGO — Authorities Monday released body camera video of police fatally shooting an armed man behind a fast-food restaurant in San Diego’s Talmadge area. Around 9 p.m. on July 23, San Diego police received a call about a shooting in the 5900 block of University Avenue in the El Cerrito neighborhood. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle and the direction it was headed to police.

Man suspected in shooting at Chula Vista Brewery

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man suspected in a shooting at a brewery in Chula Vista. Chula Vista police identified the alleged shooter as 26-year-old Isaac Garcia of Chula Vista. Authorities said police received several 911 calls on July 4 around midnight about...
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Man faces 2 years in custody after guilty plea in North County sexual battery series

VISTA, Calif. (CNS) – A Mira Mesa man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery and lewd conduct charges for accosting women in North County and across the city of San Diego. Ji Hoon Yong, 26, entered his pleas to 10 misdemeanors stemming from a series of encounters in which women were inappropriately touched in public places in the latter half of 2020 into early this year.
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Chula Vista Brewery Shooting Suspect Arrested

A suspect has been arrested in a July 4 shooting at a Chula Vista brewery in which no one was injured, police said Tuesday. Chula Vista resident Isaac Garcia, 26, was arrested July 24 by San Diego police following an unrelated vehicle pursuit. After Chula Vista Police Department detectives were notified that Garcia was being held in San Diego County Jail, they also booked him there on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
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Authorities: Arson fires in North Park damage Teslas, trash bins

NORTH PARK — Authorities were investigating a rash of fires set early Monday morning across North Park that damaged trash cans and three cars, including two Teslas, an official said. Investigators were unsure if the fires were the work of a single arsonist or multiple. They planned to review surveillance...

Police ID man killed in shooting outside North County taco shop

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (CNS) – Authorities Monday publicly identified a man who was killed over the weekend in a shooting outside a northern San Diego County taco shop. Gulfrano Resendiz Ledesma, 28, was shot about 11:45 p.m. Sunday during a fight with another man in a parking lot adjacent to Sr. Taquito restaurant in the 1600 block of East Valley Parkway in Escondido, according to police.
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News Now: Woman killed, man wounded in shooting at local park

SAN DIEGO — A woman was killed and a man wounded in a shooting at a Carlsbad park overnight. Catch up on breaking news stories you missed, plus updates on the resurgence of COVID-19 in San Diego, the long-awaited return of events to the convention center and your San Diego weather forecast.