Man Arrested in 2007 Murder Case

By Michelle Wayland
|  Thursday, Apr 7, 2011  |  Updated 4:40 PM PDT
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Man Arrested in 2007 Murder Case

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Police have arrested a suspect in a 2007 murder in Skyline.

Vidal Balderas, Jr., 31, was standing in front of his home in the 100 block of Coolwater Drive on October 31, 2007 when witnesses in the neighborhood heard gunshots and saw Balderas struggling with a man, police said.

“Witnesses saw the suspect shoot Balderas a number of times and run from the area,” said Lt. Ernie Herbert. “When they arrived they found Balderas suffering from a number of gunshots.”

Balderas died at the scene.

On Thursday, police announced that they have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the case.

“This morning detectives arrested the suspect at his home in the Jamicha/Lomita area of San Diego,” said Lt. Herbert.

The suspect was booked into San Diego County Jail.

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