San Diego police are searching for an armed suspect who allegedly shot a man around 7 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of J Street.
The 18-year-old victim told police he answered a knock at the door at the apartment in Sherman Heights, and a man pointed a .38 revolver at him and fired, according to San Diego police officer Dan Lasher.
The victim was taken to a local hospital trauma unit suffering from gun shot wounds to the back and torso, authorities confirmed. It was unclear if he sustained other injuries, but he is expected to survive, police said.
Police are looking for a Hispanic male wearing white tennis shoes, blue jeans, a black baseball cap and a black hoodie. He is described as having a tatoo of "CJ" above one of his eyes.
The 18-year-old suspect is about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. He has black hair and brown eyes, according to officers.
Police said he fled the scene in a red Mitsubishi Eclipse, and he is likely armed.
San Diego police Lt. Darryl Hoover said the shooting stemmed from a previous domestic violence incident on Saturday, in which the same suspect allegedly assaulted a female at the apartment. Her family member, believed to be a second cousin, came to the home to protect her if the suspect returned.
"We have a good Samaritan here, who had come out to protect the interests of this female victim from the prior incident, and it appears our suspect shot that person, and then fled," Hoover said.
If anyone sees a person matching the suspect's description, they are asked to call San Diego police at 619-531-2204.