Chula Vista Shooting Suspect Arrested

By Lauren Steussy
|  Friday, Dec 21, 2012  |  Updated 3:56 PM PDT
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Chula Vista Shooting Suspect Arrested

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A suspect has been arrested in the case of a man who was shot at while sitting in a car in Chula Vista Sunday morning, Chula Vista Police said.

At about 9:15 a.m., police went to the hospital where a man was being treated for gunshot wounds. His girlfriend was outside the trauma center in his SUV, which had multiple bullet holes.

She told police she was driving near the 400 block of Orsett Street and stopped when a man approached the car and fired at her boyfriend in the passenger’s seat.

She was able to drive away as the suspect continued firing shots at the car. The victim’s girlfriend was not injured, but the man sustained non-life threatening wounds.

The suspect took off after the shooing. After a lengthy foot-pursuit, officers were able to locate the suspect inside a Mt. Helix residence. They took him into custody. 

Police identified the suspect as 45-year-old David Acero. He now faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and numerous other gun charges.

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