December 2, 2023
The suspect’s car at a strip mall car parking zone in Oceanside. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Authorities Thursday publicly recognized a 34-year-old girl who was fatally shot final week in Oceanside, allegedly by a romantic companion who killed himself hours later following a multi-county pursuit and change of gunfire with regulation enforcement personnel.

A number of folks made 911 calls about 11:55 p.m. final Thursday to report listening to the gunfire that mortally wounded Kimberly Foster of Oceanside at a house within the 500 block of Fredricks Avenue, in keeping with the San Diego Police Division, which investigates regulation enforcement shootings within the metropolis to the north underneath phrases of a regional settlement.

Patrol officers arrived to seek out Foster useless within the residence, and detectives quickly concluded that she had been gunned down by a person she had been courting, 28-year-old Dorian Larkin of Oceanside, SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell stated.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday, deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division noticed Larkin driving on Interstate 15 close to Winchester Highway in Temecula, Campbell stated. Once they tried to cease him, he allegedly refused to yield and fled to the south.

The suspect quickly re-entered San Diego County, the place he handed by means of Fallbrook earlier than winding up again in Oceanside.

After working over a tire-flattening spike strip that police had specified by his path, Larkin pulled over in a car parking zone at a strip mall within the 500 block of Vandegrift Boulevard.

He then allegedly acquired out of his car, pulled a gun and commenced taking pictures at officers. The gunfire struck a minimum of one regulation enforcement car, Campbell stated.

At that time, Oceanside police Officer Malcolm Cisneros and Riverside sheriff’s Deputy Richard Schweitzer returned hearth, and Larkin ran off, with regulation enforcement personnel giving chase.

After fleeing a couple of blocks west, the suspect collapsed and died on the intersection of Gold and Sol drives.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace has decided that Larkin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Campbell stated. It stays unclear if the suspect had been struck by any of the rounds fired by Cisneros or Schweitzer.