Additional Arrest in Homicide of Man Found on El Cajon Sidewalk

San Diego Sheriff's deputies (SDSO) have arrested a second suspect in the homicide of a man found on a sidewalk. 

Tristan Klingensmith, 20, has been arrested on a single count of murder in the death of Brandon DeGuzman, 21. 

Deputies believe Klingensmith conspired with Richard Gunner, currently in custody in connection with the homicide, to confront DeGuzman and collect on a debt. 

SDSO officials found DeGuzman dead on the sidewalk outside of his home on the 500 block of Danny Street in unincorporated El Cajon.

The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Deguzman died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Gunner, 23, was arrested and charged in connection with the crime shortly after.

Klingensmith was already in custody at the Vista Detention Facility on unrelated narcotic and weapon charges at the time of his arrest. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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