At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, San Diego police responded to a 911 call about a shooting in Logan Heights. The reporting party told police dispatchers, “A person was sitting on the hood of a car and fired six or seven shots with a long gun.”
A victim was found by police on the 2600 block of Main Street. Police were told the shooting occurred two blocks away. The caller told the dispatcher that the victim might have been thrown from the car. Police later said, “The Main Street victim had Southeast San Diego tattoos.”
The car was described as a white two-door Ford Focus or Dodge Neon and was seen heading west on Main Street.A dispatcher subsequently alerted the units working the case that three Hispanic males in a Dodge Neon had dropped off a victim at the Sharp Coronado Hospital, located at 250 Prospect Place.
At 6:35 p.m., an SDPD dispatcher requested a unit from the southern district to patrol the Coronado Strand, in case suspects were heading south after dropping the injured person off at the hospital. Shortly thereafter, a Dodge Neon was found on Second Street, around the corner from the hospital. The police officer who located the vehicle said, “It has blood on the hood and bullet holes.”
Police were not sure if there was a second car involved. The victim who was believed to be thrown from the car on Main Street was transported to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he later died from his injuries.