San Diego

2 Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Bankers Hill Living Facility: SDPD

A mother of three and her boyfriend were found shot to death at a Bankers Hill living facility for women in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to San Diego Police (SDPD).

SDPD Lieutenant Ray Valentin said the mother, a manager at the facility, was found shot to death by her boyfriend, who then shot himself. 

The woman has been identified as 35-year-old Arnisha Rene Harris of San Diego. Her boyfriend, believed to have perpetuated the shooting, was identified as 44-year-old Joseph Henry Robinson of San Diego.

The shooting happened at a building on the 100 block of Redwood, north of Downtown San Diego, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday, according to Valentin. 

"At this time, there's a gun at the scene. It appears its going to be gunshot wounds," Valentin said.

Authorities said the person who reported the incident said she was talking with the victim through the door of a room when she heard a loud bang. Residents of the facility said they did not hear any arguments or commotion before the shooting, Valentin said. 

Police recovered a gun at the scene. 

When fire officials first arrived on scene, they found the office door locked from the inside, Valentin said. Authorities had to break into the room through the window and door. The shooting was confined to the one office room. 

It is unclear how many people were inside the all-women's facility at the time, though investigators say the building has a large number of tenants. 

A friend of the woman found dead said the mother of three was a good worker and loved by everyone at the facility.

"They loved her she was just a compassionate person. the ladies absolutely loved her and she knew her job, she cared about them so they loved her," Traci Banks said, adding that she considered her to be family.

Banks said the woman had been the only staff in the building during the incident.

According to Valentin, authorities do not believe there are outstanding suspects. 

Homicide detectives are on scene investigating.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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