Former Star Monte Vista High School Football Player Killed in LA-Area Double Homicide - NBC 7 San Diego

Former Star Monte Vista High School Football Player Killed in LA-Area Double Homicide

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    La Mesa Man Killed in LA-Area Double Homicide

    One of the people killed in a double homicide Sunday in the Los Angeles area was a man from La Mesa. And his family says he was a star Monte Vista High football player. NBC 7's Wendy Fry reports. (Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2016)

    One of the people killed in a double homicide Sunday in the Los Angeles area was a man from La Mesa, Los Angeles-area officials said. 

    Officers responded to the 7600 block of Oso Avenue in Winnetka Sunday for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon around 4 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. The woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend was at the home and armed with a gun, police said.

    A man and woman were shot and killed in the incident, police confirmed. 

    The male victim was identified Monday morning as 24-year-old Jerrad Cardae Scott, of La Mesa, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed. His mother told NBC 7 San Diego Scott was a star football player at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley in 2008 and 2009. 

    This was not Scott's first brush with criminal violence. In April 2009, Scott and several friends were attacked at a party in what their attorney called a hate crime. The woman was identified as Emily Ana Fox, 22. 

    Police said the man they are seeking in connection with the slayings was the woman's ex-boyfriend. The suspect was identified later Monday as Brian Anthony Gonzales, also known as Brian Hammond.

    A man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting was arrested Tuesday morning, police said.

    Brian Anthony Gonzalez was taken into custody just before 9:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was on a bus headed south from Los Angeles.

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