December 2, 2023
The central jail on Entrance Avenue in downtown San Diego. Picture by Chris Stone

A 20-year-old man suspected of fatally taking pictures a 35- year-old man throughout a confrontation within the Chollas Creek neighborhood was in custody Tuesday.

Kevin Castaneda was arrested at roughly 4 p.m. Monday on the San Ysidro Port of Entry, making an attempt to re-enter the nation from Mexico, and booked into San Diego County Jail on suspicion of homicide., in keeping with San Diego Police Lt. Jud Campbell.

Mid-Metropolis Division officers responded to the 3700 block of Altadena Avenue round 7:23 p.m. on July 30 to a report relating to photographs fired, the place they discovered Marcelo Barajas mendacity on the street with no less than one gunshot wound to his higher physique, Campbell stated.

The San Diego resident was taken to a hospital by paramedics after they offered medical help on the scene.

Barajas was pronounced lifeless on the hospital round 8:10 p.m., prompting a murder investigation.

Investigators found throughout their investigation that Barajas was strolling on the sidewalk earlier than being approached by a bunch of males.

Police stated a confrontation occurred, and Castaneda, additionally a San Diego resident, allegedly brandished a firearm and shot Barajas.

The investigation stays ongoing, police stated.

Anybody with info relating to the deadly taking pictures was urged to name the San Diego Police Division Murder Unit at 619-531-2293. Tipsters preferring to stay nameless can name San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.