Ex Shoots Woman, Kills Her Boyfriend: Deputies

One man died at the scene in unincorporated El Cajon

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    One man is dead and his girlfriend wounded after sheriff's investigators say they woke to a gunman standing over them. NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on this shooting in Dehesa Valley. (Published Monday, Mar 17, 2014)

    A man is dead after he and his girlfriend were shot by her ex-boyfriend Sunday morning, according to sheriff’s officials. 

    Around 6:20 a.m., Abel Martinez, 50, brought at a gun to a guest house in the 1500 block of Willson Road in the Dehesa Valley near Alpine, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Glen Giannantonio.

    Somehow, Martinez broke in to confront his ex-girlfriend Leila Farmer, 39, and her current boyfriend, Eufracio Alberto Enriquez, 35.

    Martinez and Farmer had broken up several months ago, but officials could not comment on what this confrontation was about.

    Giannantonio said Martinez fired two shots at the couple, striking Farmer in the arm and Enriquez somewhere on his body.

    Martinez then fled.

    Farmer called 911 to report the shooting while family members tried to resuscitate Enriquez. However, he died at the home.

    Emergency crews took Farmer to the hospital, and deputies started a search for Martinez.

    But before they found him, Martinez turned himself just after 10 a.m. in at the Alpine sheriff’s substation without incident, officials said.

    He now faces murder and attempted murder charges.

    Giannantonio said between Farmer and Martinez, there is no record of restraining orders or other domestic violence incidents at that address.