An 18-year-old man was in the hospital Tuesday recovering from a gunshot wound and the suspected shooter was in custody after the San Diego Police Department's helicopter helped to track him down in Bay Park.
The suspect was charging his cell phone outside a 7-Eleven convenience store at Clairemont Drive and Iroquois Avenue when the shooting victim and his girlfriend arrived Monday about 11:40 p.m.
Police said the girlfriend went into the store, and the teenager got into an argument with the suspect over the suspect checking out his girlfriend.
The girlfriend walked out of the store and started walking home with her boyfriend.
Police said the suspect confronted them in the parking lot across the street, got into another argument with the boyfriend, shot him in the chest, then ran off.
The shooting victim collapsed on the street.
An Airborne Law Enforcement Unit tactical flight officer and pilot, patrolling in an Airbus A-Star helicopter, followed the suspect, and directed officers on the ground to his location.
Officers arrested the suspect without incident. Police said he is also 18 years old.
The victim is in serious condition.
No other information was available.