Homicide Person of Interest Arrested After Brief Standoff - NBC 7 San Diego

Homicide Person of Interest Arrested After Brief Standoff

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    Escondido Police Arrest Marco Carapia in Homicide

    NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports on the arrest of a man Wednesday in connection with a homicide at an Escondido apartment complex days earlier. (Published Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016)

    After a brief standoff with police at an Escondido apartment complex, officers have arrested a person of interest in a homicide on the same property earlier this week.

    At about 4 p.m. Wednesday, Escondido police detectives learned a man wanted for a felony probation violation, 36-year-old Marco Carapia, was at the Daybreak Apartments on East Washington Avenue.

    Carapia is also considered a person of interest in the death of a man shot at the same apartments Monday, according to Lt. Ed Varso.

    When detectives arrived at the apartments, they tried to call into the unit, but no one responded.

    Officials soon decided to bring in their SWAT team, creating a perimeter around the area as a helicopter flew overhead to watch out for Carapia.

    The suspect was seen climbing onto the complex's roof and then running back into the apartment, Varso said.

    Finally, he called the police dispatch center and said he wanted to turn himself over to officers. Carapia left the building and was arrested without incident.

    Varso did not say if there was a possible connection to Carapia and the homicide victim, whose body was found by a driveway at the same apartments around 11 p.m. Monday. The man in his 30s has still not been identified.

    According to Varso, Carapia did not live at the apartment complex, but he was visiting friends who lived there. It's unclear if the victim lived at the Daybreak Apartments.

    Varso said the investigation is still ongoing, so they are trying to determine if there are other persons of interest in the case.

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