2 Arrested in Fatal Egger Highlands Shooting

One man died and three others were injured in the June 27 incident

A man and a woman were arrested Thursday in connection with an Egger Highlands shooting that left one man dead and three others injured.

Witnesses reported hearing nine shots ring out on June 27 near 600 Thermal Avenue – just east of Imperial Beach. When San Diego Police arrived in the area, they found four men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Ismael Moreno, 31, died from injuries to his upper torso and at least one shot to the head before medics could help. The three other victims in their 20s were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

One of the men was found about two blocks away. Police believe he was shot at the same site as the others and stumbled to where he was eventually found.

On Thursday, homicide investigators zeroed in on their suspects in the Otay Mesa West area. With the help of U.S. Marshals, they served a search warrant and arrested Cesar Lopez, 23, and Karla Olmos, 22, in the shooting.

Both face murder charges after they are booked into county jail.

Investigators say witnesses heard several people arguing before the gunshots sounded. However, police have not released a motive in the homicide.

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