Home invasion turns fatal in Lake Murray

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 9:30 p.m. — A residential robbery escalated into the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in a Lake Murray-area neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The deadly home invasion in the 8500 block of Tommy Drive was reported about 2:50 p.m., according to Lt. Manny Del Toro of the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

The victim, later identified as 33-year-old Brent Adam Adler of San Diego, was found in front of his home, Del Toro said.

Adler had suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and died at the scene, Del Toro said.

"Police learned the victim lived at the location where he died and that two other companions were with him at the time of the attack," Del Toro said. "Witnesses described up to five males who approached the victim’s residence with at least one of them being armed with a handgun.

"The males forced their way into the residence and began giving orders to the occupants of the home. Believing they were going to be robbed or possibly killed, the victim resisted in an effort to deter the attackers. The victim was ultimately shot and went down in his driveway."

Adler’s companions were not injured and said they did not know the suspects, according to Del Toro.

A green Ford Expedition was seen leaving the area, but it’s unclear if the SUV was involved, Del Toro said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

4:02 p.m. — A residential robbery escalated into a fatal shooting in a Lake Murray-area neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The deadly home invasion in the 8500 block of Tommy Drive was reported shortly before 3 p.m., according to San Diego police.

According to SDPD, the suspects demanded entry into the home and tried to collect belongings of the residents and were "met with resistance." 

Three individuals were home at the time of the robbery, according to Lt. Manny Del Toro.

The victim suffered multiple gun shot wounds to his upper body and died at the scene, a fire department spokesman said. The victim and is described as a white male in his early 30’s.

"This was a very heinous crime, very invasive crime, very violent crime … This community is very safe and this is an anomaly …" said Lt. Manny Del Toro, SDPD Homicide Division.

Homicide detectives were called in to investigate, SDPD public-affairs Officer Travis Easter said.

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