High school head wrestling coach arrested in connection to deadly shooting

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A backyard shooting in Bay Park left one man dead
Tuesday and another in custody.

The deadly gunfire in the 2200 block of Denver Street was reported
shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to San Diego police. Medics pronounced the
victim dead at the scene from a head wound. His name was withheld pending
family notification.

Witnesses told officers the assailant, a roughly 6-foot-2-inch, 200-
pound man with curly blond hair, fled the neighborhood to the south in a silver
minivan, possibly a Plymouth Voyager, San Diego Police Department public
affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said.

Friends of the victim told investigators they believed they knew who
the shooter was, leading officers to a home in the 4600 block of Firestone
Street in Clairemont. Officers surrounded the residence and tried for hours to
get the suspect to exit and surrender.

About 6 p.m., a man walked out of the house and was taken into custody,
Mayer said. Detectives then began questioning the man, whose name was not
immediately released, to confirm that he was the one they had been looking for
while officers searched the residence, according to Mayer.

The suspected shooter is a Madison High School
wrestling coach.

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