April 16, 2024
Barrio Logan capturing suspect David Gatheright. Courtesy SDPD

A suspect was behind bars Tuesday in reference to a capturing that fatally wounded a 53-year-old man six months in the past throughout an early morning confrontation close to Petco Park.

David Gatheright, 42, was booked into San Diego Central Jail on Monday on suspicion of gunning down Brian Noel of San Diego within the 1600 block of Logan Avenue in Barrio Logan, in accordance with police.

Patrol officers responding to stories of gunfire shortly earlier than 6 a.m. June 2 discovered Noel affected by gunshot wounds to his chest within the inner- metropolis neighborhood simply south of Business Avenue and west of Interstate 5, Lt. Steve Shebloski stated.

Paramedics took Noel to a hospital, the place he was pronounced useless.

“In the course of the course of their investigation, detectives realized Noel acquired into a short verbal altercation with (one other man) shortly earlier than he was shot and killed,” Shebloski stated.

Following the deadly gunfire, the assailant fled together with a number of different folks, in accordance with police.

Detectives recognized Gatheright — who was arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Nov. 19 and extradited to San Diego — following a “prolonged investigation that included interviewing quite a few witnesses, gathering and inspecting a number of gadgets of proof and reviewing surveillance- video footage from the encircling space,” the lieutenant stated.

The character of the dispute that led to the lethal capturing stays unclear.

Gatheright was being held with out bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Thursday at San Diego Central Courthouse.

–Metropolis Information Service