Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting on streets of Imperial Beach

IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.

Osvaldo Lopez, 35, of Spring Valley, was arrested Friday in the 9000 block of Towne Center Drive in University City without incident, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

On Nov. 14 shortly after 6:00 p.m., thirty-year-old Ricardo Sales was shot and killed near the intersection of Donax Avenue and Florence Street in the City of Imperial Beach. There were multiple witnesses to the attack.

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The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office declared the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death was ruled a homicide. The investigation led homicide detectives to Osvaldo Lopez as a suspect.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives and members of the San Diego County Regional Fugitive Task Force today arrested Lopez, who was apprehended without incident, in the 9000 block of Towne Center Drive, in San Diego. Lopez was booked into the San Diego Central Jail on a single count of murder and is being held without bail.

Lopez was booked into San Diego Central Jail on one count of murder and is being held without bail, deputies said. His arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Superior Court South County Division in Chula Vista.

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