Mountain View Shooting Suspect Arrested

An unknown suspect or suspects fired shots into the courtyard of a Mountain View apartment

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    Homicide detectives are trying to figure out if two shootings a block away from each are connected. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports. (Published Friday, Oct 19, 2012)

    Investigators have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a man in Mountain View, police confirmed Wednesday.

    On Oct. 18, a 44-year-old man was shot and killed near the courtyard of his apartment complex in the 200 block of South 35th Street. The victim had been riding his bike near the complex around 7:15 p.m. when shots were fired.

    Cops Investigate 2 Shootings in Same Area

    [DGO] Cops Investigate 2 Shootings in Same Area
    Homicide detectives are trying to figure out if two shootings a block away from each are connected. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports. (Published Friday, Oct 19, 2012)

    He sustained at least one gunshot wound, fell off his bike and tried to run home, but collapsed and died before he could make it, police said.

    On Wednesday, investigators said they arrested 20-year-old suspect Freddy Pacheco for his alleged involvement in this shooting. Pacheco was arrested at his Mountain View home at 7 a.m. and booked into San Diego Central Jail on one count of murder.

    He’s scheduled to appear in court Friday.

    The homicide victim’s name has not been released.

    A neighbor who called 911 on the night of Oct. 18 told NBC 7 that the man's wife and daughter came running out of the house after the shooting and found the victim dead in the driveway.

    “We just heard some gunshots and we went outside and all of the sudden we heard commotion so I went over to check it out and called 911,” neighbor Juan Lopez told NBC 7.

    Shortly after that fatal shooting, more gunfire was reported in the area about a block away, near Durant Street.

    That time, an unknown suspect or suspects fired into a Mountain View home, but nobody was injured.

    Police are still trying to determine whether the two shootings were connected.

    “A person had the front of the house shot with two gunshots that went through the front window. No one was hit. Right now, we are determining if the two incidents are related,” said Lt. David Rohowits of the San Diego Police Department.

    Anyone with information on these Mountain View shootings is urged to contact police.

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