Two people were killed in a murder-suicide Thursday night at an apartment complex in Point Loma, the gunshots prompting SWAT to descend on the neighborhood.
Residents called 911 to report the sounds of gunfire at the Pacific Breeze Apartments on Adrian Street, off Point Loma Boulevard, just before 9:10 p.m. The apartment complex is east of the Famosa Slough State Marine Conservation Area.
When officers arrived, they discovered a woman, identified as 49-year-old Tiffani Kjeldergaard of San Diego, lying unresponsive in a hallway at the top of a stairway. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her body, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said.
Police carried the woman to a safe area and began giving her CPR. Despite those efforts, she died at the scene.
"Tiffani was a character. You couldn't be in the same room with her without knowing she was there. She was whip-smart. Funny. Just a really interesting human being," Kjeldergaard's friend Terrie Best told NBC 7.
Meanwhile, other officers searched the apartment building for any possible shooting suspects. Inside an apartment on the second floor, they found a man lying unresponsive. He had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head and was dead, SDPD said.
He was identified Saturday as 59-year-old Kenneth Everhart also of San Diego.
SDPD Homicide detectives determined the shooting was a murder-suicide. Everhart and Kjeldergaard had gotten into an argument and for ultimately Everhart shot the Kjeldergaard several times before turning the gun on himself, officials said.
At this point, it is unclear what that deadly argument was about, police said. The two were not in a dating relationship as previously reported.
At the time, SDPD feated there may have been other suspects inside that apartment, prompting a large police response. SDPD SWAT units were called to the complex just before 10:30 p.m.
SWAT officers cleared the apartment and found no other suspects.
The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information can call the SDPD's Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.