February 22, 2024
San Diego Sheriff’s Division. Photograph by Chris Stone

A person who allegedly broke right into a Vista residence Thursday was fatally shot by a resident.

The home-owner made an emergency name about 5 a.m. to report {that a} stranger was in his yard and gave the impression to be planning to burglarize his residence within the 1700 block of York Drive, in keeping with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

“Whereas on the telephone with (a dispatcher), the resident acknowledged the (intruder) was now breaking into the house, and a gunshot was heard,” Lt. Joseph Jarjura mentioned. “Deputies responded and (discovered) the suspect with a gunshot wound.”

Paramedics took the unidentified suspect to a hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless. No different accidents have been reported.

Murder detectives have been known as in to piece collectively the sequence of occasions that led to the lethal gunfire.

“The circumstances of the taking pictures are nonetheless below investigation,” Jarjura mentioned Thursday afternoon.

Neighbors of the shooter mentioned he appeared “visibly shaken” following the deadly encounter, Fox5 reported.

– Metropolis Information Service