April 14, 2024
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 A suspect was behind bars Thursday in reference to an ambush assault that left a person fatally wounded final month outdoors a Halfway- space fast-food restaurant.

Armando Manuel Parras, 31, was arrested at a motel in West Covina on Sunday and booked into San Diego Central Jail three days afterward suspicion of murdering Joshua Goodman, 44, in a parking zone within the 3800 block of Halfway Drive , in accordance with the San Diego Police Division.

Shortly earlier than 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, Parras allegedly arrived at a McDonald’s a couple of mile south of SeaWorld San Diego in a light-colored minivan, jumped out of the automobile and attacked Goodman with out hesitation, police stated.

“The (assailant) exited the automobile and instantly started to chase the sufferer in circles within the parking zone,” SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell stated. “In the course of the chase, the (attacker) repeatedly stabbed on the sufferer with what gave the impression to be a knife. Detectives have decided the minivan was pushed by … an unknown feminine (motorist), who drove by the lot with (a) sliding door open.”

Following the assault, the suspect bought again into the automobile and was pushed out of the realm to the west, in accordance with police.

“The whole incident concluded in lower than 30 seconds,” Campbell stated.

Patrol officers and witnesses supplied first-aid to Goodman previous to the arrival of paramedics, who took him to UCSD Medical Middle, the place he was pronounced lifeless, in accordance with police.

The sufferer and suspect, each of whom have been “very probably” homeless, have been believed to have been acquainted, Campbell stated.

“I can’t be extra particular than that at this level,” the lieutenant stated Thursday. “However I do assume it’s necessary the general public understands this was not a random assault.”

Campbell additionally stated he couldn’t disclose a suspected motive for the slaying.

“Whereas the stabbing suspect is in custody … there’s nonetheless an lively and ongoing investigation into the identification of the getaway driver,” he stated. “That’s our foremost precedence at this level.”

Parras was being held with out bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday.

–Metropolis Information Service