Otay Mesa Homicide Suspect Sought in City Heights SWAT Standoff

By Brandi Powell and R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013  |  Updated 6:52 AM PDT
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A SWAT standoff in City Heights has a connection to a shooting death from last week. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

A SWAT standoff in City Heights has a connection to a shooting death from last week. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

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Man Shot in Otay Mesa Apartment

Police believe the victim was inside the apartment with several people when the shooting happened.His brother apparently heard the gunshot from another room and ran to find the victim's body on the kitchen floor. NBC 7 s Nicole Gonzales reports.
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A City Heights neighborhood was swarming with law enforcement officers Monday night in the search for the man wanted in an Otay Mesa West homicide.

San Diego robbery investigators got a tip that the suspect in a Feb. 28 shooting was hiding out in an apartment in the 4200-block of Juniper.

Officers arrived around 7 p.m. Monday with SWAT and K-9 units as well as U.S. Marshals. Officials evacuated residents of a nearby apartment complex.

A standoff began and lasted for four hours, finally coming to an end after officers fired pepper balls into the home.

After searching checking crawl spaces and the attic, San Diego police said they did not find the homicide suspect they thought was hiding out there.

Last week, a man in his 20s was shot and killed in the kitchen of an Otay Mesa West apartment in the 3100 block of Caminito Quixote.

The victim was with several people in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Officials said the victim’s brother heard the shooting from another room and then discovered his brother had been shot.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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